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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
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