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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Mighty Boosh College
Where the Mighty Boosh were first formed by 2 students.
Location: Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks
Description: The college that is now Buckinghamshire New University, and used to be Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, was the place where Mighty Boosh comedy giants Noel Fielding and Dave Brown met. Later Julian Barratt also joined the budding comedy group after Fielding scouted him performing in the nearby Wycombe Swan theatre.
Dave Brown played Bollo the Ape while Fielding by Vince Noir. Brown is also art director and choreographer.
Pippettes singer Rebecca Stephens was also an alumni of this college.