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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

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.

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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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