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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
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