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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
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.