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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
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