31 Jan 2019 Interview: JJ Burnel, Get Surrey

Stranglers back Guildford Star Inn against noise complaint that could close pub where band began
getsurrey.co.uk
"JJ Burnel said people "should get up in arms" about the threat to the venue, where a plaque has been unveiled commemorating The Stranglers' first gig"

The Stranglers Return to the Star Inn in Guildford

31 Jan 2019 Interview: The Stranglers, ITV

Stranglers back Guildford Star Inn pub against closure 44 years after first performance
itv.com
"For nearly every band, singer and performer "everyone has to start somewhere", which likely means a pub or small venue. In the case of the Stranglers it was The Star Inn in Guildford where, 44 years ago, the punk rock band performed their very first gig."

Stranglers back pub against closure 44 years after first performance | ITV News