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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th September 1978 Actor Ramin Karimloo, Phantom & Love Never Dies London, born in Tehran.
19th September 1972 Diplomat at the Israeli embassy killed by a letter bomb.
19th September 1946 Born today: John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)
19th September 1945 Nazi propagandist William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) sentenced to death.
19th September 1867 Illustrator Arthur Rackham was born in Lewisham.
One of Camden's biggest live music venues.
Location: Middle Yard, Camden Lock, Camden, NW1 8AB
Description: Dingwalls is a unique 500-capacity music venue in the heart of Camden dating back to 1973.
Blur got maced here in one o ftheir first gigs as security at Dingwalls got frustrated the bands drunken antics.
The Stranglers mentioned the club on their early single 'London Lady', with the first lyric 'Little lady, with Dingwalls bullshit'.
Acts also to have played include The Stone Roses, U2, The Drifters, and the Foo Fighters.
Dingwalls is named after it's former proprietor T.E.Dingwalls Timber Yard. Timber was unloaded from large river barges to the small narrow boats that plied the inland canals of Britain. As more efficient forms of transport grew the canals began to decline, and the site closed in 1971 and the yard was first leased out that year.