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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.
27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London
27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.
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.