Ruby Horton is the fourth generation of her family working in the 100 Club. Putting on live music since 1942, the venue has been championing all manors of ground breaking music, and still continues to showcase some of the most exciting music in London. Under her great-grandmother, the venue continued to put on live music during the Second World War, promoting the idea of 'forgetting the doodlebug, come and jitterbug'. It was one of the first venues in London to be desegregated, and under her grandad and dad the 100 Club hosted weekly African Drumming nights, run by members of the A.N.C. who were refugees from South Africa. These nights became a whole movement for change for the ten years they ran until Nelson Mandela was released. The 100 Club moved to host punk and ska nights when no other venue wanted to put it on. Overall, Ruby is well aware of how diversifying the live music scene is both beneficial for the venue both economically and socially.
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