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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
The rock and roll pub where Keith Moon got barred!
Location: 116 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TT
Description: This is the Soho pub that legendary Who drummer Keith Moon was barred from after letting off a smoke bomb.
This is also where Bernie Rhodes (manager of The Clash) stressed to the band that he had to have 'complete control' in the running of The Clash. The band enjoyed this and Joe Strummer wrote 'Complete Control' afterwards.
Allegedly this is the pub namechecked in dance classic Born Slippy by Underworld.
It has also been frequented by the likes of John Lennon, Syd Barrett, and Jimi Hendrix.
It was badly damaged in World War II but restored to former glory in the 60's.
Tagged in this Tour: rock london
Tagged in this Tour: The Clash London Calling Tour
Tagged in this Tour: 5/09