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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London

New York Doll Murcia died here



New York Doll Murcia died here

This is where original New York Doll Billy Murcia died.

Location: Brompton Lodge, Cromwell Road, Kensington, Londo, SW7 2JA

Description: In October 1972 the New Yorks Dolls arrived in London with a series of shows including a slot with Rod Stewart and The Faces at Wembley Empire Pool (now Wembley Arena) and a showcase at the Speakeasy in Margaret Street.

It was at the Speakeasy where founding member and drummer Billy Murcia met a girl called Marilyn Woolhead who sorted him out with some Mandrax.

When Marilyn invited Billy to her flat here the following week, he gladly accepted and partied with her and fashion designer friends.

No one really knows what happened later that night and the testimonies at the inquest were vague, but essentially, with the Mandrax kicking in, Murcia drank some champagne and passed out; some of the partygoers put him in an icy bath while Marilyn forced him to drink some black coffee this proved to be a fatal combination.

Cause of death was recorded as drowning in a domestic bath while under the influence of alcohol and methaqualone.

Before the Dolls, Sylvain Sylvain and Murcia, went to junior high school and high school together, started playing in a band called the Pox in 1968.

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New York Doll Murcia died here

This is where original New York Doll Billy Murcia died.


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