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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

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).

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Mick Jones and London's Burning

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


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