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Charles Dickens' London
Charles Dickens' London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th February 2010 Abbey Road Studio's put up for sale by EMI due to increasing debts.

17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective

17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London

17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter

Mick Jones and London's Burning



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

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Mick Jones and London's Burning

Mick Jones's old apartment, inspiration for London's Burning.


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