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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
The Original Marquee Club
The site of the original Marquee Club, where the Stones formed.
Location: 165 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2JN
Description: The original legendary Marquee Club was based here before moving in 1964 to Soho.
Here on July 12th 1962, a six piece Rolling Stones consisting of Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor and Mick Avory, played there first ever gig. With a set-list written on a page of Ian Stewart’s pocket diary, The Stones were on their way to superstardom.
The Yardbirds played here and it features in Antonioni's Blow Up.
The Marquee club opened it's doors for the first time on April 19th 1958 at 165 Oxford Street with a programme that included Kenny Baker and Michael Garrick Quartet.
Tagged in this Tour: Keith Richards London