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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th May 1957 Born today: Sophia Crawford, London England, actress (Power Rangers)
19th May 1945 The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was born in Chiswick, London.
19th May 1939 Born today: James Fox, London England, actor (Greystoke)
19th May 1931 Actor Trevor Peacock, Vicar of Dibley, was born in London.
19th May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn is executed on Tower Hill, London.
The long gone gig joint that got Blur signed up.
Location: 234 Royal College Street, Camden, NW1 9NJ
Description: This famous live band venue was finally closed in 2002, relocated to Chalk Farm Road, and the old building was unsympathetically converted to residential use in 2010.
When it was the Barfly it helped launch the careers of Coldplay, The Darkness, Franz Ferdinand and of course Blur and Oasis.
Blur were signed up to a record label after their gig here in 1990.