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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th September 1997 Six dead in Southall train disaster.

19th September 1978 Actor Ramin Karimloo, Phantom & Love Never Dies London, born in Tehran.

19th September 1972 Diplomat at the Israeli embassy killed by a letter bomb.

19th September 1946 Born today: John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)

19th September 1945 Nazi propagandist William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) sentenced to death.go to related location

19th September 1867 Illustrator Arthur Rackham was born in Lewisham.go to related location

Albarn, Coxon, James & Rowntree



Albarn, Coxon, James & Rowntree

Blur formed here in 1988 as Seymour and the legend was born

Location: Lewisham Way, New Cross, SE14 6NW

Description: 'Blur' are now a English musical institution...but how did they come to be?

Well at college of course!

Childhood friends 'Damon Albarn' and 'Graham Coxon' met 'Alex James' when they began studying at London's 'Goldsmiths College' in 1988. Albarn was in a group named Circus, who were joined by fellow Goldsmith's student, drummer Dave Rowntree that October.

'Circus' requested the services of Coxon after the departure of their guitarist. That December Circus fired two members and James joined as the group's bassist. This new group named themselves Seymour in December 1988, inspired by J.D. Salinger's Seymour: An Introduction. Seymour performed live for the first time in summer 1989 and in November, Food Records' A+R man Andy Ross attended a Seymour performance that convinced him to court the group for his label.

The only concern held by Ross and Food was that they disliked the band's name. Food drew up a list of alternative names, from which the band decided on 'Blur'. Food Records finally signed the newly christened Blur in March 1990.

Tagged in this Tour: Blur around London

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Ranking This Month: 1880/2781
Pages Hit This Month: 33
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Credits: http://www.blur.co.uk/

Albarn, Coxon, James & Rowntree

Blur formed here in 1988 as Seymour and the legend was born


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