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
It’s the Rock’n’Roll London Walk at 2.00p.m today from Tottenham Court Road Station (exit 1) and tomorrow, Saturday 28th October there's also a Day Of The Dead Special (also meets at Tottenham Court Road) in which music-meets-horror and history for Halloween. Click HERE for details.
To get us in the Halloween mood, here are 5 Rock'n'Roll London 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 clichés, turning the gun on himself in February 1967.
2. Jimi Hendrix
Lived (and died) 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. (We'll discuss that tomorrow on The Day of the Dead Special.)
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. You can visit his plaque and see his memorial bench at Golders Green Crematorium.
And here's the trailer for THIS AFTERNOON'S Rock'n'Roll London Walk ….
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 www.walks.com.