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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
Freddie Mercury lived here
Camp Queen rocker Freddie Mercury lived and grew up here.
Location: 22 Gladstone Avenue, Hounslow
Description: Freddie Mercury (Faroukh Bulsara), rock star with Queen, lived here in Gladstone Avenue, Feltham from 1964, when he arrived in England with his parents from Zanzibar, until about 1970.
He studied A'Level Art at Isleworth Polytechnic (West Thames College) and went on to art school...the rest is history.
Tagged in this Tour: London Rocks Tour
Tagged in this Tour: 80's Music Legends Tour