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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
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.