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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st October 1970 Tony Mortimer, singer with pop band East 17, was born in Stepney.
21st October 1930 Born today: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
21st October 1911 Actor Baron Peter Graves was born in London.
21st October 1422 1 year old King Henry VI becomes King of France as well.
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.