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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd August 1946 Legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London.

23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.

23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)

23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)

A Disco for the Swinging Sixties



A Disco for the Swinging Sixties

The Best Disco Ever - according to Sir Michael Caine

Location: 7 Leicester Place, off Leicester Square, WC2H

Description: Indeed, this marks the spot - 7 Leicester Place - the entrance to what was, for a relatively short period in the mid-60s, the Ad Lib club.

The club itself was up on the 4th floor, overlooking the adjacent Lisle Street. Apparently the interior wes all panelled wood, low tables, chandeliers, dark, anonymous, musical policy - exclusively soul/blues/r&b.

Strictly for the 'movers' and the 'shakers', the Beatles had their own table, and the Ad Lib was one of the relatively few places that John felt he could go without being unduly bothered.

Michael Caine was a big fan and according to him it was the 'best disco ever' - and that's coming from Alfie.

What a shame it had to close!

Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London

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Credits: What's It All About - Michael Caine, His Autobiography

A Disco for the Swinging Sixties

The Best Disco Ever - according to Sir Michael Caine


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