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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London
21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)
21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.
21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
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.