Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Great London Songs No's 21 – 26!


We've asked our London Walkers and London Walks guides to nominate their favourite London songs… and the playlist is proving to be wide-ranging and eclectic indeed. 

From punk to jazz, with a little music hall thrown in along the way, we'll be collating them all here on The Daily Constitutional over the next few weeks in the run-up to the launch of our new Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk every Wednesday from 1st May 2013.


As usual, we want to hear from you. What are your favourite London songs? Anything goes, from a tune mentioning a London location, to a piece of music composed here, if it has a strong London connection or theme, we'll add it to the list. Email us at the usual address, message us on Twitter @londonwalks or leave a comment below…





We were always looking forward to LW Guide Ed Glinert’s answer. And he didn’t disappoint, providing us with a fireworks display of tunes. Here they are…



Raucous folk of the Irish diaspora in Dark Streets of London by The Pogues…




Some reflective ska from north London’s finest, One Better Day by Madness…




Legend has it that this Beatles classic was inspired by a chance encounter that Fab Macca had on Primrose Hill…



This 60s Stones classic namechecks St John’s Wood, Knightsbridge and Stepney. Play With Fire…


  

And Prog (Thanks Ed!) makes its debut on our list with this one from Genesis…



And we wind up in the exotic East with those Darlings of the Wapping Wharf Launderette, the Small Faces and Itchycoo Park, the perfect London riposte to the San Franciscan summer of love…



Thanks Ed!







The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk launches on Wednesday 1st May 2013. The Rock'n'Roll London Walk (without pubs!) goes every Friday at 2.00pm. Both walks meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3). You can keep up with the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on FacebookTwitter and at www.rocknrolllondon.com.



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