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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies in Kensington.

24th November 1952 Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London (still running)

24th November 1628 John Ford's Lover's Melancholy, premieres in London

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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