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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
The Pixies at the East Hill
The Pixies used this pub for their album cover Surfer Rosa
Location: 21 Alma Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1AA
Description: 'The East Hill Pub' sits in the heart of South London in Wandsworth; a homely country pub inspired by long weekends at the country estate. With comfy leather sofas, walls lined with bookcases, rustic wooden scrubbed tables and armchairs in which to sink into, The East Hill channels a relaxed vibe, perfect for anyone wishing to seek refuge from the hustle and bustle of SW18.
And it appears that it is also a favourite of the band The Pixies! Because...
Some time ago, well around 1988, the band decided to use this pub (which also happens to be near the English independent record label Beggars Banquet office at 17 - 19 Alma Road) as the focus for the album cover for their first full length album 'Surfer Rosa', released in March 1988.
Surfer Rosa contains many of the elements present in the Pixies' earlier output, including Spanish lyrics and references to Puerto Rico.
Surfer Rosa is often cited as a favorite of music critics, and is frequently included on professional lists of the all-time best rock albums.
And so to the cover, well it's a rather erotic shot of a young lady in full-on voyeurism mode...all rather classy!
Tagged in this Tour: music
Tagged in this Tour: London Album Covers Top 10