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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
The Tower House
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin lived here in the mid 1970's.
Location: 29 Melbury Road, Kensington, London
Description: Jimmy Page of rock gods Led Zeppelin lived in The Tower House here that was built by legendary architect William Burges in 1877. Jimmy Page bought it in April 1974 from its former resident, Irish actor and hellraiser Richard Harris. Harris bought it in 1968 when he discovered that Liberace had tried to buy it but failed to place a deposit.
Filmmaker Kenneth Anger lived in Page's basement at the Tower House while he was editing the film Lucifer Rising & countless Zep songs have been composed in the music room.
Tagged in this Tour: London September 2011