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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th April 2009 Dystopian Sci-fi writer JG Ballard sadly passed away in London.go to related location

19th April 1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London

19th April 1935 Born today in Dagenham: Dudley Moore comedian & actor (Pete and Dud, 10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

19th April 1927 Vagabond King opens in London

19th April 1919 Opera Monsieur Beaucaire is produced (London)

19th April 1916 Bing Boys are Here opens in London

19th April 1911 George Bernard Shaw's Fanny's First Play, premieres in London

19th April 1839 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom and Luxembourg a Grand Duchy

Sir John Dankworth lived here



Sir John Dankworth lived here

The jazz legend lived here during his youth.

Location: 16 Hollywood Way, Highams Park

Description: This is the childhood home of jazz legend Sir John Dankworth (1927-2010). He was a saxophonist and clarinetist, and played with jazz icons such as Charlie Parker and scored a number of films. He was born here to a house of musicians and attended Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow nearby.

He was described as the UK's 'first major jazz musician' and a plaque was unveiled here in October 2011. Sadly it wasn't very good; featuring a spelling mistake 'Saxophinist' and the nickname he disliked 'Johnny'. It was replaced in 2013.

He was married to acclaimed scat singer Dame Cleo Laine who unveiled both plaques.


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Sir John Dankworth lived here

The jazz legend lived here during his youth.


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