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Petition calls for support to prevent closure of Tin Pan Alley

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A petition has been launched to save Denmark Street - also known as Tin Pan Alley - from future property development plans.

The Soho street is known to musicians as the site of countless music shops and the infamous 12 Bar Club, not to mention the area where the likes of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones rehearsed and recorded, but unless the petition receives 25,000 supporters by 16 January 2015, the street runs the risk of significant alteration.

Pete Townshend has issued an open letter to The Times on the subject, and other musicians are expected to come out in support of preserving the street.

The petition is available to sign here: Don't Bin Tin Pan Alley!

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.