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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

The Who's Railway Hotel



The Who's Railway Hotel

The first gig The Who ever played was in The Railway Hotel here.

Location: Railway Approach, Wealdstone, Middlesex

Description: The old Railway Hotel that used to stand on this site was a real old rock 'n roll pub/hotel.

It was here that an R&B club was run by Richard Barnes and where Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp first saw The Who starring Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. This is the site of The Who's first ever gig.

It was also here that Pete Townshend cracked his guitar neck on the low ceiling and so began The Whos notorious auto-destruction. You can see a photo of The Railway Tavern on the inside sleeve of Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy.

Carlo Little, drummer with the Rolling Stones many gigs with his own band here. It was also here that he first met Ronnie Wood.

The derelict hotel was destroyed by arsonists on 28 Feb 2000.

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The Who's Railway Hotel

The first gig The Who ever played was in The Railway Hotel here.


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This is now house development Daltrey House, and has a shiny new blue plaque to The Who. (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-21
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