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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
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.