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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.
19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.
The Electric Ballroom
The legendary music venue in Camden.
Location: 184 Camden High Street, Camden
Description: The Ballroom began as a busy Irish club playing host to a wide variety of performers including the likes of Jim Reeves. Prior to that it was reputedly a masonic lodge with steam bath and swimming pool.
Since then it's a haven for top music acts including Sid Vicious, Madness, The Clash, Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Stereophonics, U2, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, The Smiths, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, Blur, Supergrass, Garbage, The Vaccines, Future Islands, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Razorlight, Dinosaur Jr, Parquet Courts, Les Savy Fav, Interpol, Ocean Color Scene, Cage the Elephant, The Strypes, Baroness, Of Monsters and Men, Faols , Sir Paul McCartney, Alt-J, Megadeth, Kaiser Chiefs, Nero, Prince and many many more.