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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
The Stones rehearsed Here
Once a place for bands to rehearse . the Rolling Stones included
Location: 10/11 Great Newport Street, WC2H
Description: It was September 1963 when the Rolling Stones found themselves in the unenviable position of being the next big thing without a hit on their hands.
It was at this location that once housed Studio 51 that the Stones were rehearsing when their then manager Andrew Loog Oldham went walkabout in a fit of gloom over the fact that they needed a song and a hit.
And what a better pair to bump into than John Lennon and Paul McCartney on Charing Cross Road, to share his woes over a drink. And what was to become of this...
Well they came back to the studio and gave them a song, what was to be their next hit - 'I wanna be your man'.
After Brian put on some nice slide guitar, they knew they had a hit on their hands.
Tagged in this Tour: Music: off the beaten path