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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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.