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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st October 1986 Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code, premieres in London

21st October 1970 Tony Mortimer, singer with pop band East 17, was born in Stepney.

21st October 1930 Born today: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)

21st October 1911 Actor Baron Peter Graves was born in London.

21st October 1422 1 year old King Henry VI becomes King of France as well.

Paul Hardcastle's 19



Paul Hardcastle's 19

Massive Eighties anti-war song '19' was recorded here.

Location: 98 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, Waltham Forest

Description: Seminal Eighties anti-war hit '19' was recorded here by Paul Hardcastle. It was in his mother's living room that he famously used the short sample from Vietnam Requiem, a documentary about PTSD, specifically sampling the average age of a US soldier in Vietnam.

In 1985 the song spent five weeks at number one and became a massive hit around the world.

Paul Hardcastle has gone to become a jazz legend notching up 12 jazz chart topping singles in the US.


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Paul Hardcastle's 19

Massive Eighties anti-war song '19' was recorded here.


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