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IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st April 1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
21st April 1945 Ivor Nivello's Perchance to Dream, premieres in London
21st April 1930 Born today: Margaret Rose, London England, Princess of York
21st April 1925 Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, premieres in London
21st April 1920 John Galsworthy's Skin Game, premieres in London
21st April 1894 George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, premieres 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.