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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
The legendary Jazz club Ronnie Scott's is here.
Location: 47 Frith Street, Soho, London
Description: In the summer of 1965 Scott and King found the ideal place, at 47 Frith Street, only a short walk from the old place.
They kept the old place in operation (running at a loss) until the lease expired in 1967 so that the younger British jazzmen could continue to have an opportunity to play and develop.
Perhaps inevitably, because of its reputation, the club has also been the location for many music videos, feature films, T.V. shows and national radio programmes. And in recognition, in 1981, Scott received the OBE for 'services to jazz'.
This is where The Who premiered Tommy to critical acclaim, where Duke Ellington played and saw the last public appearance of Jimi Hendrix.
Tagged in this Tour: Jimi Hendrix's London
Tagged in this Tour: 5/09