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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

Champagne Charlie lived here



Champagne Charlie lived here

Champagne 'Moet' Charlie lived and died here.

Location: 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London, N1 3LQ

Description: Joe Sanders (18421884), better known as George Leybourne, was an English music hall performer nicknamed Champagne Charlie. He is best-remembered as the lyricist for The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze.

He lived and died here in this house.

In 1866, Leybourne began his career of making celebrity endorsements for Champagne. The Champagne maker Moet commissioned him to write and perform songs extolling the virtues of Champagne, especially as a reflection of taste, affluence, and the good life. He also agreed to drink nothing but Champagne in public. His efforts did much to establish Champagne as an important element in conspicuous consumption.


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Champagne Charlie lived here

Champagne 'Moet' Charlie lived and died here.


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