The sold-out signs went up at our lovely place, not for the last time, when 1970s legend Patti Smith played to a packed Troxy in the autumn of 2012. Touring her Banga album, released earlier that year, she channelled her rebel spirit into a memorable live show which shook any remaining dust from the long-closed building. A high point was ‘Because the Night’. But if the night belongs to lovers, as that track claims, East London belonged to Patti that night.