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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th September 1989 Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London
20th September 1938 Emlyn Williams' Corn is Green, premieres in London
20th September 1721 Irish actor Thomas Doggett, founder of the Doggett's Coat and Badge boat race, died 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.