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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
The Marquee Club
This is where the notorious Marquee Club used to be, cult venue.
Location: 90 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TJ
Description: The Marquee Club was a London cult musical landmark during the '60s and '70s, and the name was a legend in itself. The Wardour Street venue closed in 1996, having hosted some of the biggest names and most exciting bands of the last three decades.
The Rolling Stones played their first gig from the previous location, and legends from U2, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie to Pink Floyd have graced its stage.
The Who famously trashed their gear there, the Sex Pistols were banned for doing the same after their first proper London gig.
It became notorious as a secret venue for top acts, with them playing under pseudonyms, such as Iron Maiden appearing as A Fun Night With The Entire Population of Hackney.
The venue also prominently featured in the 1983 video for the Wham! single I'm Your Man.
Tagged in this Tour: Rock London
Tagged in this Tour: David Bowis's London Life
Tagged in this Tour: 5/09