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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd February 1983 Actress Emily Blunt was born in London.

23rd February 1982 Michael Frayn's Noises Off, premieres in London

23rd February 1981 Princess Diana moves out of her flat ahead of her announcement the following day.

23rd February 1973 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

23rd February 1950 Born today: Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

23rd February 1945 2nd Dutch govt of Gerbrandy forms in London

23rd February 1918 Magician Chung Ling Soo's Catch the Bullet With Your Teeth goes wrong and he is killed on stage.

23rd February 1910 George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, premieres in London

23rd February 1895 Born today: Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)

23rd February 1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

23rd February 1817 Born today: George Watts, London, painter

23rd February 1792 Artist Sir Joshua Reynolds died in his house in Leicester Fields, London.

23rd February 1776 Born today: John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

23rd February 1633 Born today: Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

Top Music-related places to visit in London.



Parts of London dedicated or associated with music - from gigs and famous bands - to points of historical interest.

TOP 10 MUSIC RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE MUSIC SIGHTS:

11. Kylie's Kensington Pad @ 53 Drayton Gardens, Kensington
12. Freddie Mercurys last house @ 1 Logan Place, Kensington, London
13. Keith Moon died here @ Flat 9, 12 Curzon Place, Mayfair, London
14. The Rock Garden @ 6/9 The Piazza, Covent Garden
15. The Goldhawk Social Club @ 205 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush
16. Regent Sound @ 4 Denmark St, London
17. The Pheasantry @ 152 Kings Road, Chelsea, London
18. The Speakeasy Club @ 48 Margaret Street, London
19. Studio 51 and the Stones @ 10 Great Newport Street, London
20. Rod Stewart was born here @ 507 Archway Road, Highgate
21. Steve Marriott's Party House @ 22 Westmoreland Terrace, Pimlico
22. They were in Dire Straits @ 1 Farrer House, Deptford
23. Keith Richards lived here @ 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
24. Freddie Mercury lived here @ 22 Gladstone Avenue, Hounslow
25. Mick Jagger lived here @ 48 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
26. Sid Vicious' Squat @ 39 New Court, Lutton Terrace, Hampstead
27. Pete Townshend's Who Are You? @ Margaret Street, London
28. Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine @ Queens Ride, Barnes, London
29. Scene of Verve's Urban Hymns @ Richmond Park, London
30. The Ship @ 116 Wardour Street, Soho, London
31. Indica Gallery @ 6 Masons Yard, St James, London
32. David Bowie was born here @ 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, London
33. John and Yoko's Nude Scene @ 38 Montagu Square, London
34. The Who's Railway Hotel @ Railway Approach, Wealdstone, Middlesex
35. New York Doll Murcia died here @ Brompton Lodge, Cromwell Road, Kensington, Londo
36. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
37. Vera Lynn was born here @ Thackeray Road, East Ham, London
38. The Clash Debut Cover Photo @ Stables Market, Camden
39. David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust @ Heddon Street, Piccadilly, London
40. The Tower House @ 29 Melbury Road, Kensington, London
41. This is where David Bowie lived @ 9 Denmark Street, London
42. Town House Studios @ 150 Goldhawk Road, London
43. Rolling Stones discovered Here @ De Hems, Soho, 11 Macclesfield Street
44. Marc Bolan's Last Home @ Off Upper Richmond Road
45. Sulgrave Boys Club @ 287 Goldhawk Road, London
46. The school for Brats @ 60 The Crescent
47. Home to Keith Moon @ Tara House, Saint Annes Hill
48. Itchycoo Park @ Little Ilford Park, Church Road, London
49. The Clash Rehearsals @ 113-115 Praed Street, Paddington, London
50. Syd 'Floyd' Barrett lived here @ 2 Earlham Street, Soho, London
51. The Crawdaddy Club @ Station Hotel, Richmond (opposite the railway st
52. Camden Falcon @ 234 Royal College Street, Camden
53. David Bowie's Secondary School @ Oakley Road, Bromley
54. The Ian Dury Bench @ Poet's Corner, Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park
55. Cook, Lennon and Dinner Parties @ 17 Church Row
56. The Bag O' Nails @ 9 Kingly Street, Soho, London
57. Ringo Starr lived here @ Round Hill, Compton Avenue, Highgate
58. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
59. The Oldfield Tavern @ 1089 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex
60. Toe Rag Studios @ 166a Glynn Road, Homerton, London
61. The Rolling Stones lived here @ 102 Edith Grove, Chelsea, London
62. Upper Cut Club's Purple Haze @ 1-39 Woodgrange Lane, Forest Gate
63. Mick and Keith's Secret Flat @ 10a Holly Hill, Hampstead
64. Graham Bond - celebrity jumper @ Piccadilly Line, Finsbury Park Station, London
65. The Famous 3 Kings @ 171 North End Road
66. Oasis... in Berwick Street @ Berwick Street, Soho
67. Moz and the Suedehead House @ 32 Chester Square
68. Elton John was born here @ 55 Pinner Hill Road, Pinner, Middlesex
69. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
70. The Heroes of Alma @ 11 Alma Square, Marylebone
71. Tommy Steele's House @ Nickleby House, Dockhead, Bermondsey, London
72. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club @ 47 Frith Street, Soho, London
73. Bob Marley Lived here @ 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Camden
74. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
75. The Roundhouse @ Chalk Farm Road, London
76. Bill Wyman's Sticky Fingers @ 1a Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London
77. David Essex grew up here @ 45 Avondale Court, Canning Town
78. The White Bear Inn @ 221 Piccadilly, London
79. The Roebuck and the Sex Pistols @ 354 King's Road, Chelsea
80. The Spencer Arms @ 237 Lower Richmond Road
81. The Cauliflower @ 553 High Rd, Ilford.
82. Paul Hardcastle's 19 @ 98 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, Waltham Forest
83. Rolling Stones Row @ 103 Cheyne Walk
84. Home to the Nemperor @ 3 Hill Street, Mayfair
85. Marc Bolan & Alan Warren's Home @ Somerset House 79-81, Lexham Gardens
86. Hanwell Community Centre @ Westcott Crescent, London
87. Beatles Manager Last Day @ 24 Chapel Street
88. Adam Ant's Last Stand @ 22 Chalcot Road, London
89. Paul Weller grew up here @ Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey
90. Siegi's Club @ 46 Charles Street
91. Dingwalls @ Middle Yard, Camden Lock, Camden
92. St Patrick's Church and Tunnels @ 21a Soho Square, London
93. The Turkish Beatles @ 28 Winchester Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, Mi
94. Marylebone Registry Office @ Marylebone Road
95. Tony Visconti's Flat @ 108 Lexham Gardens, South Kensington
96. Rod Stewart's Big Railway Break @ Twickenham Station, Rugby Road
97. City Barge @ 27 Strand On The Green
98. The Butcher Sessions @ 1 The Vale, King's Road
99. Dusty Springfield Lived Here @ 38 Aubrey Walk, Kensington, London
100. Ringo Drinks A Pint @ 28 Winchester Road
101. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
102. Beatles first no.1 written here @ 57 Wimpole Street, London
103. A Post made famous by Morrissey @ Tench Street / Reardon Street
104. Wessex Studios @ 106A Highbury New Park, Highbury
105. Abbey Road Studios @ 3 Abbey Road, St Johns Wood
106. Pete & Carl's Flat @ 112a Teesdale Street, Bethnal Green
107. Crazier than Phil Spector? @ 304 Holloway Road, Islington, London
108. Koko London @ 1A Camden High Street, Camden, London
109. Max Bygraves was born here @ Swan Lane, Rotherhithe
110. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London