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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Sex Pistols Slashing
This is where the Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten was slashed.
Location: 109 Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9BX
Description: This venue used to the The Pegasus, a music pub, which closed in 2004.
On the 18th June 1977, the Sex Pistols God Save The Queen reached number one (without any radio airplay) in the UK charts.
During a break from their recording sessions: Johnny Rotten, Chris Thomas (producer) and Bill Price (studio boss) are attacked here outside the Pegasus pub.
Johnny has his arm slashed open and suffers tendon damage. Due to the attacks, a tour of Scandinavia, which would have started at the end of June, was delayed until mid-July.
Tagged in this Tour: Music: off the beaten path