Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day

Even the Rock’n’Roll guys are getting into the Halloween spirit with this macabre list of London Rock’n’Roll deaths…

1. Joe Meek

Legendary independent record producer and composer of Telstar (pictured) who worked out of his flat on the Holloway Road… which is where he shot his landlady before, in that most chilling of news clich├ęs, turning the gun on himself in February 1967.

2. Jimi Hendrix
Lived (and died) in London. In Brook Street, Mayfair his Blue Plaque is slap-bang next to that of George Friedrich Handel.

3. Brian Epstein
“Beatle Making Prince of Pop Dead at 37” ran the Daily Express headline in August 1967. The coroner recorded a verdict of “death by accidental overdose”… although some would have us believe there was more to his death than meets the eye. Ask London Walks Beatle expert Richard what he thinks about it all on one of his Beatles London Walks.

4. Bon Scott
The AC/DC frontman was found dead in a car having succumbed to hypothermia following a night of heavy drinking in the very un-rock’n’roll surroundings of Underhill Road, East Dulwich.

5. Marc Bolan
Died in a car crash in Barnes, 16th September 1977

All four London Walks Ghost walks are out on Halloween. CLICK HERE FOR THE GORY DETAILS.

Join the Rock’n'Roll London Walk on Friday at 2pm, meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3) – to book a Private Walk call 020 7642 3978 or email


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