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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Birth of The Small Faces
This is where Don Arden of The Small Faces fame worked.
Location: 52-55 Carnaby Street, Soho, London, W1F 9QE
Description: On the 8th September 2007 a commemorative plaque was unveiled here dedicated to Don Arden and Small Faces was unveiled at 52-55 Carnaby Street, Arden's former offices.
Kenney Jones ex-drummer of Small Faces said To honour the Small Faces after all these years is a terrific achievement. I only wish that Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane and the late Don Arden were here to enjoy this moment with me.
Arden died in July aged 81 after developing Alzheimer's disease.
The Small Faces are best known for the hit single Itchycoo Park.
Arden is also credited with steering bands ELO and Black Sabbath to stardom.
X-Factor judge Sharon Osbourne (wife of Ozzy) became estranged from her father after fighting him for control of husband Ozzy Osbourne's career, but the pair were reconciled in 2002.
Tagged in this Tour: Rod Stewart & Faces Tour