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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th September 1989 Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London
20th September 1938 Emlyn Williams' Corn is Green, premieres in London
20th September 1721 Irish actor Thomas Doggett, founder of the Doggett's Coat and Badge boat race, died in London.
The Bridge House
The seminal East London venue and recording studio was here.
Location: 23 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E16 1EH
Description: The Bridgehouse was the seminal rock venue in East London throughout the seventies and eighties and a regular home to such bands as Dire Straits, Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode, The Blues Band and Secret Affair as well as the Bridgehouse generated Wasted Youth.
U2 played their first London gig here, while Chas n Dave recorded a live double album here.
The Bridgehouse shut its doors to live music in 1982 and was bulldozed into the ground a couple of years ago.