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TOUR OF THE MONTH

American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.

The Ship



The Ship

The rock and roll pub where Keith Moon got barred!

Location: 116 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TT

Description: This is the Soho pub that legendary Who drummer Keith Moon was barred from after letting off a smoke bomb.

This is also where Bernie Rhodes (manager of The Clash) stressed to the band that he had to have 'complete control' in the running of The Clash. The band enjoyed this and Joe Strummer wrote 'Complete Control' afterwards.

Allegedly this is the pub namechecked in dance classic Born Slippy by Underworld.

It has also been frequented by the likes of John Lennon, Syd Barrett, and Jimi Hendrix.

It was badly damaged in World War II but restored to former glory in the 60's.

Tagged in this Tour: rock london
Tagged in this Tour: The Clash London Calling Tour
Tagged in this Tour: 5/09

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The Ship

The rock and roll pub where Keith Moon got barred!


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