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IN PICTURES: Big names and cult favourites who have played the Assembly in Leamington

From rock legends to soul stars and from hip-hop heroes to teen-pop pin-ups, the Assembly in Leamington has hosted them all.

Now, with news that the venue is closing, here's a look back at some of the most notable acts to have taken to the stage.

The post-punk band are one of the most influential of their era

5. Echo and the Bunnymen

The post-punk band are one of the most influential of their era
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Led by the irrepressible Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners were responsible for numerous ska-party nights at the Assembly

6. Bad Manners

Led by the irrepressible Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners were responsible for numerous ska-party nights at the Assembly
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The Mott the Hoople frontman remains one of the most enduring figures of '70s rock

7. Ian Hunter

The Mott the Hoople frontman remains one of the most enduring figures of '70s rock
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Fairport Convention pioneered folk-rock and retain a loyal following

8. Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention pioneered folk-rock and retain a loyal following
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