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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
The Pigalle Club
The infamous Pigalle club home to the stars.
Location: 215-217 Piccadilly, St James, W1J 9HN
Description: Currently a cabaret club, and originally a dinner and dancing club and before that an adult cinema.
It's most famous however for being the location of the La Pigalle club which has featured Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt, Sinead O'Connor and Duffy on stage here.
The Beatles even played here after hotfooting it from 10,000 arena show at Wembley on 21st April 1963 to perform at a Jewish charity event here.