Veteran rockers Ten Years After, John Fiddler and T'pau star Carol Decker are to re-live their pre-fame days by performing at the site of London's famed Marquee venue to mark its 50th birthday.

The club was a breeding ground for stars in the 1960s and 1970s and it hosted early gigs by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Cream.

It moved out of its home in London's Soho in 1988, and a restaurant now sits at the Marquee's former location, but the eaterie is to be transformed back into a music venue for one night only next month (Dec14).

Blues rock band Ten Years After and Medicine Head star Fiddler, as well as China in Your Hand hitmakers T'Pau, will perform at the special event on 1 December (14). All three played gigs at the Marquee in the early stages of their career.

The 50th anniversary celebrations will also feature special guests and an exhibition of classic rock photographs.