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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th March 1960 Born today: Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)

25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.go to related location

25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.go to related location

25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)

25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.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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