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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Tennis Tour
The London Tennis Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th June 2001 Carry On actress Joan Sims died in Chelsea, London.

28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)

28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London

28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Bricklayers Arms



The Bricklayers Arms

This is where the Stones first auditioned together

Location: 7 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F ODA

Description: Bright and breezy, 'Sounds OF The Universe' is a stylish sound store in the heart of Soho. Its affiliation with reissue kings Soul Jazz records means its remit is broad. It also lays claim to be located in a once great musical pub - 'The Bricklayers Arms.

In May 1962, one Keith Richards took his battered guitar to this seedy Soho pub for his first rehearsal, which turned out to be for the 'Stones'. On arrival he was greeted by a brassy blond barmaid and unbelievable boogie woogie guitar - once upstairs the only person in the room is Ian Stewart, sat at an upright piano playing whilst looking out of the window towards his bike which is locked up across the road!

At the same time, the strippers on strip alley provide alternative eye candy entertainment.

After some time and some jamming, Mick and Brian turned up, as did Geoff Bradford...

And the rest they say is history

Tagged in this Tour: Keith Richards London

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The Bricklayers Arms

This is where the Stones first auditioned together


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THE SHADY OLD LADY RECOMMENDS...

Keith Richards 1st Steel StringKeith Richards 1st Steel String
Keith's first Hofner guitar was bought in this very shop
2012-06-19

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