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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st August 1933 Film critic Barry Norman was born in London.
21st August 1913 Actress Diana Churchill was born in Wembley, London.
21st August 1908 Eminent 1940s actor David Farrar was born in Forest Gate.
21st August 1765 King William IV (William Henry) was born in Buckingham Palace.
Tony Visconti's Flat
This is where T Rex recorded their first demo's.
Location: 108 Lexham Gardens, South Kensington, W8 6JQ
Description: This is where legendary American record producer Tony Visconti moved into after settling here from the US. This is where the first ever T Rex demo's for their first album were recorded which led to their and Marc Bolan's super stardom and later lead to over 6 album's with David Bowie.
One of Visconti's greatest successes was Electric Warrior, the album that made T. Rex frontman and mastermind Marc Bolan a superstar and cemented Visconti's producing credentials. Initially, Visconti and Bowie, along with guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer John Cambridge, formed and toured with the band Hype in which he played bass.
Tagged in this Tour: David Bowis's London Life
Tagged in this Tour: Marc Bolan and T-Rex Tour