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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
12th November 1931 Sibelius/Ashton's ballet Lady of Shalott, premieres in London
12th November 1919 Ross and Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
Mick Jones and London's Burning
Mick Jones's old apartment, inspiration for London's Burning.
Location: Wilmcote House, Warwick Estate
Description: Guitarist and founder of punk rock legends The Clash, Mick Jones lived in a tower block on the 18th floor of this council high rise. - his gran's apartment. He stayed here intermittently from 1973 to 1980.
It's obviously an inspiration for several Clash songs, including London's Burning (references to the flat's views over the scenic Westway motorway).
Tagged in this Tour: Music: off the beaten path