Plaque unveiled to mark Lou Reed and Iggy Pops groundbreaking 1972 live shows

A Plaque is unveiled at the landmark London’s King’s Cross Cinema (now the Scala)  commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Lou Reed and Iggy Pops groundbreaking 1972 live shows.

The plaque will mark the 50-year anniversary of a significant weekend at the iconic London’s King’s Cross Cinema, now known as Scala, when the venue hosted the first UK concerts of Lou Reed, and the following night, Iggy Pop, to coincide with David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour.

Documented by The photographer Mick Rock, who was there both nights, some of the pictures have gone on to become the most iconic album covers for Lou Reed’s Transformer and Raw Power by Iggy and the Stooges, records which have been a central fixture of youth culture worldwide ever since.


Sonic Youths, Thurston Moore is set to unveil the plaque at 17:30, describing the events as ‘blueprints for my entire life.’ 

The unveiling is. set to be filmed for the forthcoming BFI-funded feature-length documentary Scala Club Cinema (dir Jane Giles & Ali Catterall) scheduled for cinema release in 2023.