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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
The Windermere Club
Tommy's residency in London that could just have made him!
Location: 189 Regent Street, W1R
Description: Tom wasn't at his best on TV. You had to see Tom on the stage because then he was really good. He could grab an audience like no one. He was too big for TV.... Eric Sykes
It was during 1948 to 1951, that Tommy Cooper played every first-class London nightclub - and every time the bookings were extended. He was so popular every club in the capital wanted a piece of him.
And so to this very spot, the then establishent called the 'Windermere Club' in Regent Street - where he was a great success.
From there he then got booked at the Collins Music Hall and beyond.
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London