We Have Moved! The New Home For Rock’n’Roll London Is…

We’ve moved! The Rock’n’Roll London blog can now be found at the London Walks blog The Daily Constitutional.

Check us out every Friday – our new day for dealing with all things Rock’n’Roll London!

 

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No. 1 Today…

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 8th December…

 

10 Years Ago

2001 Daniel Beddingfield – Gotta Get Thru This

20 Years Ago

1991 George Michael & Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

30 Years Ago

1981 The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

40 Years Ago

1971 Benny Hill – Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)

50 Years Ago

1961 Frankie Vaughan –Tower of Strength

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On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

 

On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History… 1st December 1964: The Who begin a run of 22 consecutive Tuesday nights at The Marquee Club in Wardour Street (we’ll swing by The Marquee on our walk). For each gig they are paid £50.

 

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No.1 Today…

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 25th November…

 

10 Years Ago

2001 S Club 7 – Have You Ever

20 Years Ago

1991 Michael Jackson – Black Or White

30 Years Ago

1981 Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure

40 Years Ago

1971 Slade – Cos I Luv You

50 Years Ago

1961 Elvis Presley – His Latest Flame

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On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History…

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On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History… 18th November 1975: Bruce Springsteen makes is London – and British – debut at Hammersmith Odeon…

8 years later R.E.M play their first London show at Dingwalls, 1983.


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Last Chance to See…

The exhibition Mick Jagger Young In The 60’s at the National Portrait Gallery closes at the end of this month (27th November).

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No.1 Today…

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 4th November…

10 Years Ago

2001 Afroman – Because I Got High

20 Years Ago

1991 Vic Reeves & The Wonderstuff – Dizzy

30 Years Ago

1981 Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party

40 Years Ago

1971 Rod Stewart – Maggie May

50 Years Ago

1961 Elvis Presley – His Latest Flame

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On This Day In Rock’n’Roll History…

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On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History… 28th October 1961… One Raymond Jones requests a copy of “My Bonnie” by The Beatles at the NEMS record shop in Liverpool. Shop manager Brian Epstein does not have the record in stock, but promises to make enquiries…

 

36 Years Later… in 1997 drummer Bill Berry leaves R.E.M.

 

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 21st October…

 

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No.1 Today…

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 21st October…

10 Years Ago

2001 Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head

20 Years Ago

1991 Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

30 Years Ago

1981 Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party

40 Years Ago

1971 Rod Stewart – Maggie May

50 Years Ago

1961 Helen Shapiro – Walkin’ Back to Happiness

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London Sleeve

Come My Way was released in 1965. A great folk-flavoured record (originally on the Decca label) it contains many of the seeds of Marianne Faithfull’s later career as a respected chanteuse.

 

The sleeve was shot on St Martin’s Lane, WC2, right in the heart of the West End in The Salisbury Pub. This ornate gin palace dates back to 1892 and is one of the West End’s loveliest old boozers.

 

The sleeve shown is the CD version re-released by Rev-Ola Records, an offshoot of the great Cherry Red label. Their website is HERE.

 

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