An attempt to have the 100 Club in London listed as a historic buildinghas failed.
English Heritage backed the plan, and had it succeeded it would have granted the club Grade II status as the oldest continuously running and surviving live musicvenue in London.
But the government have rejected the application. A government spokesman told theSunday Telegraph:
Theres no denying the clubs place in British pop music history, but in the end its only the stage and the signage that mark it out as being any different from any other basement club. I cant help but feel that giving the cradle of punk rock listed building status would not be quite in tune with that movements driving spirit.