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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.
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