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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)
26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.
26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.
26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.
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.