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Westfield Stratford City East
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The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Bon Scott of AC/DC died here



Bon Scott of AC/DC died here

AC/DC lead singer died of alcohol poisoning here in 1980.

Location: 67 Overhill Road, East Dulwich

Description: This is where AC/DC lead singer and rock legend Bon Scott was found unconscious after a night's heavy drinking on the night of February 19th 1980.

After leaving London club the Music Machine at 3am, Alisdair Kinnear drove Bon back to his flat here at Ashley Court but upon arrival, he couldn't move Bon so he left him in the car.

Kinnear awoke early in the evening on the 20th, checked on Bon, and found him unconscious in the car. He rushed him to King's College Hospital, but by then it was too late to save Bon's life. Bon was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

The autopsy was held on Friday, February 22. The verdict was 'Death by Misadventure - Acute Alcoholic Poisoning'.

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