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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
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.