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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st August 1933 Film critic Barry Norman was born in London.
21st August 1913 Actress Diana Churchill was born in Wembley, London.
21st August 1908 Eminent 1940s actor David Farrar was born in Forest Gate.
21st August 1765 King William IV (William Henry) was born in Buckingham Palace.
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