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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Damon Albarn grew up here
The house where Damon Albarn grew up in East London.
Location: 21 Fillebrook Road, Leytonstone
Description: This is where Blur singer and award-winning musician Damon Albarn grew up with his artistic parents, sister and extended family.
In 2014 Damon Albarn released his first solo album after 25 years in the music business. Called Everyday Robotsit included songs based on memories of his childhood in Leytonstone.