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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
Paul McCartney's Busking
This is where Paul McCartney went busking for a film in 1984.
Location: Leicester Square Tube station, London
Description: Paul McCartney of the Beatles fame donned a disguise and went busking here in 1984. He reportedly did very well.
In a BBC Radio One interview on he said: It was for a film thing (Give My Regards To Broad Street) and it was something I'd always wanted to do, so I scruffed myself up a bit, put on a false beard and shades, and went down to Leicester Square tube station. It was really cool. A couple of people came up and said, 'Is it you?' but I just said, 'Oh, no'. But I got a few shillings and I thought, 'This doesn't feel right,' so I gave it to charity.
Tagged in this Tour: The Beatles take London
Tagged in this Tour: The Ultimate Beatles Tour