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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.
Dave Stewarts Church Studios
The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Studio's and star attraction.
Location: 145H Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 9QH
Description: In the early 1980's The Church here was owned by Bob Bura and John Hardwick, the animators who made Camberwick Green and Captain Pugwash, who had converted part of it as a studio.
In 1982, Bura and Hardwick stopped Dave Stewart in the street and offered him some working space in their studio building. Stewart and Annie Lennox moved in and completed their Eurythmics debut Sweet Dreams here.
Later on Stewart and Lennox took over the whole of the building, named it The Church Studios, and also bought the house next door.
Dave Stewart once told Bob Dylan that the next time he was in London he should drop by his recording studio here in Crouch End.
Dylan, at a loose end one afternoon, decided to take him up on it and asked a taxi driver to take him to Crouch End Hill. All the roads have similar names and he dropped off at an adjacent road.
Dylan knocked at the front door and asked the woman who answered if Dave
was in. As it happened, her husband was also called Dave, so she said: No,
he's out on a call at the moment, and Bob said he'd wait. Twenty minutes
later, Dave - the plumber, not the rock star - returned and asked the
missus whether there were any messages. No, she said, but Bob Dylan's in the living room having a cup of tea.
Tagged in this Tour: 80's Music Legends Tour