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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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