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Date Opened 1960
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Venue Address Smithford Way
City Centre

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[The Locarno Ballroom] hosted Coventry's first 'all-nighter in October 1966, featuring John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Ronnie Jones and the Blue Jays.

This was later the venue where during the 1972 Lanchester Arts Festival Chuck Berry recorded the Number One hit 'my Ding A Ling'. Seven lears later another Number One single was recorded there by The Specials, the Too Much Too Young EP.

It eventually closed and became the Central Library in the 1980's, the Precinct landmark of the glass walled lift was moved inside the building line to what was formerly Barnaby's toyshop.

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