Sunday, 14 October 2018

Halloween Countdown - Five Musical London Deaths

DC Editor Adam writes… 

Following on from yesterday's post on my upcoming Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk Day Of The Dead Special on Wednesday 31st October, here's a post to get you in the musical Halloween mood…


Five Musical Deaths in London


1. Joe Meek

Legendary independent record producer and composer of Telstar 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.

Here's a beginner's guide to Joe Meek playlist…





2. Jimi Hendrix


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




Find the Handel & Hendrix House Museum here…



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.


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.




A map to Overhill Road…



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 on Tuesday our morbid goings-on will continue with a post on musicians at Golders Green Crematorium.


A Rock'n'Roll London Day of the Dead Special for Halloween.

£10 per person

£8 for students, seniors and goths.

The dead go free.


Pay on the night or book now via the link below…





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