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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
The Clash Rehearsals
The Clash's first rehearsal and audition studio basement.
Location: 113-115 Praed Street, Paddington, London, W2 1RL
Description: This is where Bernie Rhodes, the first Clash producer had his little basement studio room under what was then the cafe called the Paddington Kitchen. After Bernie advertised in Melody Maker for band members, and Morrissey was one to respond. The Clash thought he couldnt possibly be into rock 'n roll if he was from Manchester!
This is where Topper Headon amongst others were hired from auditions.
Tagged in this Tour: The Clash London Calling Tour