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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
The Hammersmith Apollo
This is where Ziggy Stardust's final performance was made.
Location: 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith
Description: The famous art deco venue in Hammersmith (formerly called the Hammersmith Odeon) is famous for many special gigs.
It's where David Bowie killed off Ziggy Stardust, the video of the gig with backstage footage is astonishing.
You can see the Hammy-O i the American romantic comedy Just My Luck where McFly perform here. It's also bizarrely the location where in The Football Factory Chelsea fans board the bus for Liverpool!
Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles (38 shows), Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Slade, Queen, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and many many more.