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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)
20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London
20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.
20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
Quadrophenia Party House
The Quadrophenia house party scene was filmed here.
Location: Clarendon Gardens, Wembley, London
Description: This is where the infamous house party scene in 1979 mods and rockers flick 'Quadrophenia' was filmed.
A house party gets out of control in suburbia and the garden gets torn up by Jimmy on his scooter.
All the party scenes were actually filmed inside this house.
Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film based on the 1973 rock opera album Quadrophenia by The Who. The film stars Phil Daniels in the leading role as a Mod named Jimmy. The film also stars Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, Leslie Ash, Ray Winstone, Timothy Spall, Gary Shail, Phil Davis, Michael Elphick, Kate Williams, Sting, John Altman and Trevor Laird. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing debut.
Tagged in this Tour: The Who in London