Musical St James’s & Mayfair – Virtual Tour
7.30 pm on Thursday, November 5
A musical exploration that will harmonise the Royal quarter with the heart of fashionable 18th Century London – add Swinging 60s London as a leitmotif and this music tour covers the gamut from John Dunstable to Judy Garland.
Our tour begins in the old royal quarter with His Royal Highness… Mick Jagger! We’ll discuss north London ska legends Madness on the roof of our house – Buckingham Palace – performing Our House… and we’ll round up a few knights and Dames, musical men and women who received a badge from Her (or His) Maj. The life and death of 30s crooner Al Bowlly will bring side one to a close…
Side two is Mayfair… Hendrix and Handel will make a cameo appearance (they star in their own tours elsewhere on the programme)… a pre-fame Paul Simon sings his heart out… Madonna props up the bar… The Beatles go out on top… Nipper the dog cocks an ear… and we’ll take a closer look to see if there really were angels dining at the Ritz.
From the high baroque to Bowie‘s most famous album sleeve this is one of the most wide-ranging virtual music tours so far.