city: london (london)

the cobden club

from amy winehouse posted in music by pete_nice

Named after but unaffiliated with a political gentlemen's club that existed from 1886 to the 1970s, the Cobden Club was a bar/restaurant that opened its doors in 1996 and closed in the 2010s.

Amy Winehouse had a regular weekly gig at the club singing jazz standards in the early 2000s.

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amy winehouse house

from amy winehouse posted in music by pete_nice

On July 23, 2011, ambulances arrived at the home of Amy Winehouse after a call from her bodyguard in an attempt to rescusitate her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, with a blood alcohol level more than five times the legal driving limit (0.416%). A coroner's inquest reached a verdict of misadventure. She was 27 years old.

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brown’s hotel

from ralph fiennes, the grand budapest hotel posted in movies by pete_nice

Actor Ralph Fiennes worked as a porter at this posh hotel before he started being in the pictures. He would reprise his previous career when he played the concierge, M. Gustave, in the Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

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kensal green cemetery

from freddie mercury, queen posted in music by crabapple

Lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery after his death from AIDS-related bronchial pneumonia on Nov. 24, 1991.

The placement of his ashes has remained a mystery, but a plaque was found in the cemetery in early 2013, causing speculation that they were scattered on location.

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christ’s college (former)

from led zeppelin, john paul jones posted in music by crabapple

Young John Baldwin (later John Paul Jones) studied music at this boarding school. By the time he was fourteen, Baldwin was choirmaster and organist at a local church. He purchased his first bass guitar that year, a Dallas Tuxedo, partly inspired to take up the instrument after listening to the bass part on the Phil Upchurch Combo's "You Can't Sit Down."

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