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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
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