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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
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.