Colin Aitchison leads the Ned Kelly’s Xmas Big Band in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s Last Stand on December 18, 2022. The Hong Kong bar and jazz venue is still in its original location in Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Colin Aitchison leads the Ned Kelly’s Xmas Big Band in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s Last Stand on December 18, 2022. The Hong Kong bar and jazz venue is still in its original location in Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Last one standing: 50 years of Ned Kelly’s, legendary Hong Kong bar and jazz venue, celebrated in style

  • Hong Kong has changed hugely in 50 years, but not Ned Kelly’s Last Stand – still in its original location, with its original owner, even some original customers
  • ‘It’s like one big family,’ manager Mike Brown says at the bar’s 50th birthday party. For house band leader Colin Aitchison it’s a place to let your hair down

Colin Aitchison leads the Ned Kelly’s Xmas Big Band in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s Last Stand on December 18, 2022. The Hong Kong bar and jazz venue is still in its original location in Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Colin Aitchison leads the Ned Kelly’s Xmas Big Band in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s Last Stand on December 18, 2022. The Hong Kong bar and jazz venue is still in its original location in Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Corrected [4:27pm, 21 Dec, 2022]

  • [4:27pm, 21 Dec, 2022]

    HK$5 banknotes were replaced by coins in 1975, not 1968.

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