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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
Sulgrave Boys Club
Roger Daltrey's first band The Detours played here.
Location: 287 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8EU
Description: Early in 1962, the Detours, a group of West London teenagers featuring future The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey on lead guitar and trombone, made their debut here at the Sulgrave Boys Club in Shepherds Bush.
It was a popular small theatre for many production companies for example YTV's Rising Damp was first readthrough with Leonard Rossiter here. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore donned their flat caps to first rehearse Not Only But Also here.
Tagged in this Tour: Comedy Beverage
Tagged in this Tour: The Madcap Peter Cook Tour