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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
McLaren and Westwood's SEX
This is where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood had SEX.
Location: 430 Kings Road, London, SW10 0LJ
Description: This indian used to be McLaren's infamous shop SEX - a rubber and leather fetish boutique run by Malcolm McLaren & Vivienne Westwood.
This store became very famous in the punk scene and produced such famous clothes as the Cambridge Rapist T-shirts, the shirt featuring cowboys drawn by Tom of Finland, Destroy shirts, venus shirts, tits shirts, fetish wear and others.
Famously, it was also here that the Sex Pistols auditioned Johnny Rotten.
At various times it was known as Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die (1973); Sex (1974); Seditionaries (1977); and Worlds End (1980), which remains its name today.
The first bass player of the band (Glen Matlock) worked here and guitar player Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook were regular customers.