BRADLEYS was a small Spanish bar tucked away
around the back of Tottenham Court Road tube station,
in Hanway Street. Back in the 80’s & 90’s we used to go down
there a lot, especially before a night out at a club across the road in Soho.
In those days it wasn’t so easy to find decent music in pub’s an bars.
The overall quality of the jukebox in Bradleys, which they rotated
every so often, was a lot better than most places.
with a selection of decent tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s.
It was small, squashed & a bit tatty round’ the edges, but we loved it.
We always preferred downstairs, & if you got there early enough
in the evening you might even get a seat.
So here’s a snapshot or a little reminder of what it would’ve been like back in the day.
(Actually I re-visited recently & it’s still there, it’s still open & it hasn’t changed
that much either).
1 The Stray Cats- Rock This Town
2 The Velvettes-He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’
3 Echo & The Bunnymen-The Cutter
4 T-Rex-Solid Gold Easy Action
5 Gene Vincent-Be Bop A Lula
7 Chic-Everybody Dance
8 Ritchie Valens-Come On, Let’s Go
9 The Jam-Going Underground
10 The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Stone Free
11 Jerry Lee Lewis-Breathless
12 The Clash-Long Time Jerk
13 Aretha Franklin-Think
14 Elvis Presley-Hound Dog
15 David Bowie-John, I’m Only Dancing
16 The Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar
17 Little Richard-Long Tall Sally
18 Soft Cell-Tainted Love
19 The Doors-Roadhouse Blues
20 Beginning Of The End-Funky Nassau
21 The Sex Pistols-Pretty Vacant
22 Chuck Berry-No Particular place To Go