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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
Whitfield Street Studios
This is where Iggy recorded the seminal album Raw Power.
Location: 31-37 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 2SF
Description: Whitfield Street Studios originally opened here in 1965. Its three studios and seven mastering suites housed within its purpose-built complex occupied a significant place in the annals of popular music and also had major continuing importance in the arenas of pop, rock and dance as well as classical, orchestral and film soundtracks.
A glance at the history of the studios reveals a deep and abiding association with artists from Jimi Hendrix to Madonna, from The Who to The Prodigy, from Iggy & The Stooges (recorded Raw Power here) to Charlotte Church.
The Clash recorded their groundbreaking punk debut album The Clash here.
Plus landmark producers and engineers such as William Orbit, Fred Jerkins, Brian Eno and Mike Ross-Trevor all conjured up aural magic from behind the faders.
Tagged in this Tour: The Clash London Calling Tour