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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born 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.