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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
Studio 51 and the Stones
This is where the Beatles offered the Stones their first hit.
Location: 10 Great Newport Street, London
Description: This is where the Ken Coyler Jazz Club (also called Studio 51) used to be - a jazz club that turned R&B and rock & roll through the sixties. The Rolling Stones were regulars at the basement club, and its where Lennon & McCartney spotted the Stones manager walking outside and asked him for an introduction.
They there and then and here offered the Stones I Wanna Be Your Man, and it became their first British hit.
Tagged in this Tour: july 2012