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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
The Heroes of Alma
The Beatles favourite pub while recording at Abbey Road Studios.
Location: 11 Alma Square, Marylebone
Description: This pub, now long gone, was the favourite watering hole of The Beatles and their producer George Martin while they were recording at Abbey Road Studios (or EMI) in the Sixties.
Other musical regulars while at Abbey Road included The Hollies, Queen, Manfred Mann, The Seekers and Pink Floyd.
Because recording sessions were structured in shifts, musicians were encouraged to go to the pub for lunch, or while other parts of the recording process that didn't directly involve them.
Antony Stone, the West End choreographer of Abba hit Mamma Mia! and Bollywood-style stage musical Bombay Dreams recently lived here, but now it's been converted into luxury flats and the pub garden is now a patio.
Tagged in this Tour: Rock London