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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
Original Pirate Material
The location of the tower block in The Street's debut album.
Location: Pickard Street, Kestrel House, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8EN
Description: The unique debut album Original Pirate Material by rapper and producer The Streets (Mike Skinner) featured this ordinary tower block lit up beautifully.
Kestrel House is 18 storey's, was completed in 1968 and is 55m tall.
The photograph is by German photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg and is entitled Towering Inferno. It's the south face that is depicted.
Tagged in this Tour: London Album Covers Top 10