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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
David Bowie's Coal Mine
This is where David Bowie lived and painted everything black.
Location: 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
Description: This is where rock legend David Bowie lived in 1973-1974. It was at the time of the coal miners strike, and David wanted to know what it would be like living in a coal mine, so he painted all the interior of the house totally black (walls, ceilings, t.v. furniture etc.)
This is where Bowie was infamously found in bed by his wife with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.
Tagged in this Tour: David Bowis's London Life