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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
13th December 1951 Margaret Thatcher weds businessman Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel.
13th December 1923 Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser was born in Lambeth, London.
13th December 1919 Ross and Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
13th December 1823 Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London.
Pirate Johnny Kidd lived here
This is where pirate rocker Johnny Kidd grew up.
Location: 67 Leopold Road, Willesden
Description: Johnny Kidd (23 December 1935 7 October 1966) was the singer and songwriter with rock 'n roll band Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. They were one of the few pre-Beatles British rockers to gain worldwide success.
Johnny Kidd was born as Frederick Albert Heath here in 1935.
Their biggest hit was British Number 1 Shakin' All Over in 1960.
Kidd died at age 30 in 1966, in a motor car accident on the A58 in Lancashire. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, London.