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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th January 1990 Independent on Sunday begins publishing in London

28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.

28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)

28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.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

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The Bricklayers Arms

This is where the Stones first auditioned together


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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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