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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th January 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London

19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.

19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.go to related location

19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

Do They Know It's Christmas



Do They Know It's Christmas

The scene of the recording of the Live Aid title track.

Location: Sarm Studios, 8 - 10 Basing Street, London, W11 1ET

Description: These studios were originally known as Basing Street Studios, and were established by Chris Blackwell - founder of Island Records. Set within an old church that has been deconsecrated, Chris Blackwell developed artists such as Iron Maiden, Bob Marley, Steve Winwood, Free, Bad Company, and Robert Palmer.

During the Island years, Basing Street Studios was used by all their top acts, most notably Nick Drake, John Martyn Fairport Convention, Free, Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, Traffic, Cat Stevens and Bob Marley and the Wailers.

But everyone became aware of Basing Studios on Sunday 25 November 1984, the unforgettable day when Bob Geldof assembled the cream of Britainís pop stars for the recording of Band Aidís Do They Know Itís Christmas?.

Bob Marley also lived here in the apartment block of the Blue block of sarm studios for a year, which now is a writing space.

The studio is currently owned by SPZ Group which is a holding company belonging to Trevor Horn and his wife Jill Sinclair. The Sarm Studios complex also contain the offices of sister companies ZTT Records and Stiff Records.


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Do They Know It's Christmas

The scene of the recording of the Live Aid title track.


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Bob Marley Lived hereBob Marley Lived here
Singer, lyricist and Rastafarian icon, Bob Marley lived here.
2006-10-26

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