Granada East Ham

281 Barking Road,
London, E6 1LB

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Paullm on January 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm

I was born in Plaistow and raised in East Ham. I now live in Dallas, Texas.

I have so many special memories of the East Ham Granada. Sometime in the early-mid 60’s, I saw Dusty Springfield, Big Dee Irwin, Freddie and The Dreamers and several other big-name artists (who I cannot remember) perform there.

We used to go round the back to Winter Avenue to watch the stars leave by the back entrance. That row of [now boarded up] upstairs dressing rooms has seen many famous artists and groups get ready for their performances.

Other than the Beatles, I know Stevie Wonder had also performed there.

Buddy Holly and The Crickets did two shows there on March 13, 1958. Also, on the bill that night … Lonnie Donegan!

Wurlitzer420 on December 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

luckilly this Wurlitzer was saved and is now in a private home in Cannock

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 28, 2010 at 9:16 am

Vintage photographs of the Granada, and its Wurlitzer organ console:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 4, 2005 at 1:11 pm

On a musical note; the Granada Theatre was equipped with a ‘190 Granada Special’ Wurlitzer 3Manual/8Rank theatre organ with Grand Piano which was opened by Donald Thorne.

The Beatles appeared twice at the Granada Theatre in March and November 1963