The Bag O'Nails

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The Bag O'Nails was a live music venue and meeting place for musicians in the 1960s, situated at 9 Kingly Street,[1] Soho, London, England. Bands and other musicians such as Georgie Fame and Gass appeared there, often jamming with artists such as Jimi Hendrix.[2] The venue hosted an early gig by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.[3]

After Beatles recording sessions in London their roadie Mal Evans, personal assistant Neil Aspinall and Paul McCartney would often look for a place where they could eat and The Bag O'Nails[4] was one of their favourite venues.[5] McCartney met his future wife Linda Eastman there on 15 May 1967.[4] In his memoirs Evans wrote: "January 19 and 20: I ended up drunk in The Bag O'Nails with Paul [McCartney] and Neil [Aspinall]".[6]

In early 2013, Bag O' Nails became a private members music club.[7]


  1. ^ Roby, Steven (2010). Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, The Untold Story of A Musical Genius. Da Capo Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-306-81910-0. 
  2. ^ Leslie Fran (October 2009). Interview with Bobby Tench (Gass). Blues In Britain. p. 18 Vol 1 issue 94. 
  3. ^ The Bag o’Nails 13 May 2003 16 November 2006
  4. ^ a b The Beatles' London, 1965-66 Abracadabra! Retrieved: 11 June 2006.
  5. ^ Miles, Barry. Many Years From Now. Vintage (1998). p. 141. 
  6. ^ Mal Evans' Diaries Retrieved: 23 February 2007
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Coordinates: 51°30′44.5″N 0°8′20″W / 51.512361°N 0.13889°W / 51.512361; -0.13889