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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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