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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

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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