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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
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.