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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
Turin Brakes... Balham Boys
Turin Brakes - Ollie and Gale - hail from Balham, South London.
Location: Balham , South London, SW12
Description: Yes indeed, stars of the superb long players, 'Jackinabox', 'Ether Song', and 'The Optomist' - Ollie and Gale (aka Turin Brakes), I am reliably informed hail from Balham...or the 'gateway to the south'. Why not pay South London a visit and take in a pint at the Bedford...a pilgrimage to 'Turin'!