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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
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.