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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
A Colosseum in Watford
Responsible for the 'Lord of the Rings' soundtracks
Location: Rickmansworth Road, WD17 3JN
Description: Since opening in 1994, Watford Colosseum has become the premier multi-purpose venue in Hertfordshire.
The venue has a renowned international reputation due to the fine acoustics within the main auditorium. There are ongoing bookings for classical recordings from companies such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, BMG, Sony and Philips.
And here's the 'middle earth' thing...The Watford Colosseum was actually used to record the Lord of the Rings soundtracks!
So now you know - there is a 'Tolkien' Colosseum in Watford.
Tagged in this Tour: Music: off the beaten path