Friday, 26 February 2016

Friday is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: Golders Green – The Dead Centre of Rock'n'Roll London #GoldersGreen

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day! Join the Rock'n'Roll London walk this (and every Friday) afternoon at 2:00p.m meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station

Adam writes…

This afternoon on the Rock'n'Roll London walk you'll see a plaque dedicated to Keith Moon. The dates on the plaque remind us that he died at the age of 32.

Seriously kids, don't try this at home.

Moon has other plaques in London beside the one you'll see today in Soho. Here's his commemoration at Golders Green Crematorium in North London…

Ten Musical – Rock'n'Roll And Otherwise – Stars At Golders Green Crematorium

1. Marc Bolan

Stoke Newington-born glam rocker, died in a car crash at Barnes in 1977. A bench in his honour at Golders Green references his hit Ride A White Swan

2. Larry Adler

Genius of the harmonica famed for his interpretations of Debussey and the score to the movie Genevieve. Here's his take on A Foggy Day in London Town

3. Lionel Bart

Composer of Oliver! Eastender by birth rose to fame and riches and blew the lot. Read my fan letter to Lionel Bart HERE.

4. Joe Orton

Playwright murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell in 1967. Noted Beatles fan, he wrote a script – unused – for a Beatles movie entitled Up Against It. The Beatles' track A Day In the Life was played at his funeral…

5. Brian Eptsein

Legendary manager of The Beatles.

6. Ronnie Scott

British jazzman extraordinaire, yet another Eastender by birth, his club is still going strong in Soho…

7. Amy Winehouse

Ashes interred at Edgebury Lane Cemetery, Edgware.

8. Bud Flanagan

East End born singer, wartime star as half of Flanagan & Allen. His last gig was singing the theme song for beloved sitcom Dad's Army, which he nailed in one take.

9. Ella Shields

Music Hall star born in Baltimore 1879. Male impersonator who made Burlington Bertie From Bow famous…

10. Jack Bruce

Scots-born bass player with Cream. Here he is back in '68 with Cream at the Royal Albert Hall…

How to find Golders Green Crematorium…

Here's the trailer for the Rock'n'Roll London Walk…

The Rock'n'Roll London walk is ONLY London Walk with its own dedicated comic book! Written by Rock'n'Roll London guide (and Daily Constitutional editor Adam) you can buy a print copy on the tour or download (digital and/or print – free download sampler available!) at the London Bookstore online:

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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