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Friday 29 October 2021.

Friday 29 October 2021. This YouTube video - you don't get many better stage entrances than this one. Sex Pistols - There'll Always Be An England (intro)+Pretty Vacant - Brixton Academy 01/16 HQ 448,034 views I was at all five of their shows at Brixton Acadamy in 2007, and all five aftershow parties. You can spot me a couple of times in the crowd scenes in the video. ------------------------------------ Thursday 28 October 2021....7.30pm to 1.30am... LANGAN'S BRASSERIE - re-launch party - Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1. Opened by the Irish entrepreneur Peter Langan on 20 October 1976 in partnership with the actor Michael Caine, the Brasserie (which had previously housed the ornate restaurant Le Coq d'Or) quickly attracted celebrities and became hugely successful. Langan's Brasserie was the main London celebrity restaurant haunt in the 1970s and 1980s but too much quality competition from the likes of Annabels and Sexy Fish have hit them hard. Over 200 guests here including ROD STEWART and his wife PENNY LANCASTER and Rods daughter KIMBERLY STEWART,along with JO WOOD and her daughter LEAH WOOD. We have a few djs including MARK RONSON playing hourly stints, and guests are dancing. GARY KEMP from Spandau Ballet is here. Others here included LIZZIE CUNDY, JACKIE ST CLAIR, LAURA WHITMORE, MARY CHARTERIS, NELLEE HOOPER, MARIELLA FROSTROP and a few others. Amazing that celebrity photographer RICHARD YOUNG who took pictures here in the 1970s, is taking photos of tonight for Rex Features and The Daily Mail. Complimentary Delamotte champers, three different cocktails, wines , beers and tasty food including lobster rolls and tiger king prawns and desserts. A late finish here, but a great party. www.LangansBrasserie.com - Visit their website here. -----------------------------------