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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

Mick Jones and London's Burning



Mick Jones and London's Burning

Mick Jones's old apartment, inspiration for London's Burning.

Location: Wilmcote House, Warwick Estate

Description: Guitarist and founder of punk rock legends The Clash, Mick Jones lived in a tower block on the 18th floor of this council high rise. - his gran's apartment. He stayed here intermittently from 1973 to 1980.

It's obviously an inspiration for several Clash songs, including London's Burning (references to the flat's views over the scenic Westway motorway).

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Mick Jones and London's Burning

Mick Jones's old apartment, inspiration for London's Burning.


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