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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
A Distinctive Tune in Tooting
Station made famous by the unique band 'Kitchens of Distinction'
Location: Tooting High Street, SW17 0SU
Description: 'Tooting Broadway Station' sits on this very spot, and is a very useful Northern Line Underground station.
But that's not all...
It is imortalised in a song by the fabulously named - 'Kitchens of Distinction' (sometimes shortened colloquially to KOD) - who were a three-person alternative rock/dream pop band who formed in the area.
They recorded 'On Tooting Broadway Station' on their 1992 album The Death of Cool. Going on to produce four studio albums and a handful of singles and EPs before disbanding in 1996.