Category Archives: East End musicians

10 historic East End theatres

View East End theatre map in a larger map Britannia Theatre Hoxton Hoxton Hall The Theatre Curtain Theatre Royal Cambridge Music Hall Red Lion Theatre Goodman’s Fields Theatre Half Moon Theatre Garrick Theatre Wilton’s Music Hall

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Tales from the Two Puddings

IN 1962, exactly 50 years before Stratford became the sporting centre of the world, Eddie Johnson and family took on the Two Puddings pub in Stratford. It didn’t augur well. Eddie was less than happy about leaving a solid job … Continue reading

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East End popstar Marc Bolan

Like so many pop lives it ended sadly young. Yet for East End star Marc Bolan it wasn’t his own excesses that brought his death, but a tragic accident. Mark Feld was born in Hackney in 1947, the son of … Continue reading

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Oliver writer Lionel Bart

Oliver writer Lionel Bart by John Rennie Lionel Bart’s music ranged from his greatest success, Oliver!, and musicals like Lock Up Your Daughters and Blitz. His songs such as Living Doll, Rock With The Cavemen and Little White Bull gave … Continue reading

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Harry Hammond, East End photographer

Photographer Harry Hammond came from a more gentle age, when celebrity snappers were out to make the best of their subjects – rather than catch them off guard, inebriated or partially clothed. ‘I always tried to catch the star looking … Continue reading

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