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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
The Rock Garden
This is a former legendary music venue.
Location: 6/9 The Piazza, Covent Garden
Description: The Rock Garden club was situated below the restaurant. Over 30,000 bands have performed live on stage since it opened in 1978. U2 played their first London gig here. Dire Straits had a weekly residency here for a few months and bands such as Iron Maiden, The Police and The Smiths have all played here. The Rock Garden closed its doors for the last time on 31/12/2008.