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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd August 1946 Legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, 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)

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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