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Rubik Cube Championship, held at the Hardrock Cafe, London

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Rubik Cube Championship, held at the Hardrock Cafe, London

Rubik Cube Championship, held at the Hardrock Cafe, London. The 1st prize of 100 was won by 15 year old Greg Banner, his time was 39.2 seconds. The prize was presented by pop singer and actress Toyah Willcox. 2nd September 1981

Doreen Spooner
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
Greater London
England
DM 81 4916

Media ID 21702309

© Mirrorpix

Championships Contest Craze New Wave Punk Puzzle Rubiks Cube Toyah Wilcox Winner Combination


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Capturing the Thrill of the 1980s Rubik Cube Championship at Hardrock Cafe, London

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. Step into a time capsule and relive the electrifying atmosphere of the iconic Rubik Cube Championship held at Hardrock Cafe, London in September 1981. This print transports us back to an era defined by its unique blend of music, fashion, and youth culture. In this snapshot frozen in time, we witness the crowning moment as 15-year-old prodigy Greg Banner emerges victorious with lightning speed. With his nimble fingers and unwavering determination, he solves the enigmatic puzzle in a mind-boggling 39.2 seconds. The excitement is palpable as pop singer and actress Toyah Willcox proudly presents him with the coveted first prize of £100. The image exudes all that made this event truly special - from vibrant clothing choices reflecting New Wave and punk influences to an air of friendly competition among participants. As attendees cheer on their favorite contestants, one can almost hear the pulsating beats of rock music filling every corner of Hardrock Cafe. This photograph not only captures a thrilling contest but also encapsulates a cultural phenomenon that swept across nations during that era – Rubik's Cube mania! It symbolizes how this mesmerizing toy became more than just a puzzle; it united people through shared enthusiasm for problem-solving challenges. Doreen Spooner's lens immortalizes an unforgettable moment when entertainment merged with intellectual pursuit – where humor met strategy amidst

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