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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th December 1933 Born today: James Booth, London England, actor/writer (Zulu, Robbery, Revenge)
19th December 1885 Born today: F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)
19th December 1851 Artist J.M.W. Turner passed away in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London.
19th December 1811 The 2nd Ratcliff murders occur; of John & Liz Williamson, and Bridget Harrington.
19th December 1154 The Coronation of Henry II in Westminster Abbey.
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