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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th January 2009 The London Astoria's last ever gig prior to demolition.go to related location

29th January 1996 6,138th performance of Cats is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, A Chorus Line

29th January 1944 285 German bombers attack London

29th January 1850 Born today: Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities

29th January 1798 Born today: Henry Neele, London, poet

29th January 1728 John Gays' Beggar's Opera, premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

The English Elvis arrived here



The English Elvis arrived here

Elvis - 'Costello' that is - entered the world here

Location: Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1NY

Description: 'Elvis Costello' was born Declan Patrick MacManus, on the 25 August 1954.

Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s, and later became associated with the punk rock and New Wave musical genres, before establishing his own unique voice in the 1980s.

Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs - but could this be down to where he was born?

Probably not... but this is where he entered the world - St Mary's Hospital, Paddington - the son of Mary and Ross MacManus, a musician and bandleader.

Tagged in this Tour: Music: off the beaten path

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Credits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

The English Elvis arrived here

Elvis - 'Costello' that is - entered the world here


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