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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
The Speakeasy Club
This is the site of The Speakeasy Club, infamous rock venue.
Location: 48 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SE
Description: The 'Speak' opened in 1966, and became well known as a late night drinking club popular with customers associated with the music industry, ranging from roadies through to The Beatles.
The Who included it in the Radio London / Speakeasy / Rotosound Strings commercial insert for their Sell Out album in 1967.
The Speakeasy also hosted performances by some of the finest acts of the time, including Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Bob Marley (pictured) David Bowie, and King Crimson (who debuted at the club).
It was here that the Clash's Joe Strummer got beaten up by a Teddy Boy friend of John Lydon and lost a tooth.
The joint was once owned by the notorious Kray twins.
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