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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

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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