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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
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