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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
De Lane Lea Studios
The music studio's where Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles recorded.
Location: 75 Dean Street, Soho
Description: De Lane Lea are famous Soho-based recording studios - many music legends have recorded here including The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, ELO, Deep Purple and Queen. Jimi Hendrix recorded Purple Haze here.
Originally, they were founded in 1947 by Major De Lane Lea - a French intelligence attach for the British Government. They dubbed English films into French, later they were expanded significantly and today there are state of the art facilities.
Tagged in this Tour: Jimi Hendrix's London