Friday, February 15, 2013

Lana Del Rey in the Rivoli Ballroom

American singer Lana Del Rey is the latest artist to make use of the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park. The video for her new single Burning Desire sees her join the long line of performers pouting in front of the famous red curtains in Brockley.

Others on the Rivoli roll call include:

Florence & The Machine (in 2012 and 2009)
Rumer (2012)
Rihanna (2010)
White Stripes (2007)

Plus these fashion shoots:

Elle (2011)

(to see all Transpontine posts on the Rivoli click here)



Deptford Pudding said...

Elton John did a video there in the '80s, and I saw Thunderclap Newman play piano and sing in the Rivoli.

Transpontine said...

I knew about Elton (I guess that's why they call it the blues) but do tell more about Thunderclap Newman!

Deptford Pudding said...

I can't remember the details, it was an evening promoted and organised by the late great Marcel Steiner I think, almost a private party but not quite. Probably early '80s. Andy (Thunderclap) Newman was an unassuming rather down at heel character, but completely brilliant.