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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd March 2017 Four die and forty injured in van and stabbing terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge.

22nd March 1948 Born today: Musicals Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, in Kensington.

22nd March 1946 Born today: Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)

22nd March 1928 Noel Coward's musical This Year of Grace, premieres in London

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.

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