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Thursday 01 July 2021.

Thursday 01 July 2021. LONDON ART WEEK - private views - 6pm to 9.30pm Galleries across St James's, Mayfair and Soho and elsewhere are holding private views to showcase the open house gallery week. Galleries all had complimentary drinks including sparkling wines, normal wines and beers. GROSVENOR GALLERY - 35 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1. This was the only gallery of the four that insisted drinks to be had outside on the pavement. SIR NICHOLAS COLERIDGE was here...who is Chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum, ex supremo at Condé Nast, prolific novelist and author of his memoir ‘The Glossy Years’. then COLNAGHI GALLERY - 26 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1. then THADDAEUS ROOAC GALLERY - 37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1. then NEON GALLERY - 13 Soho Square, Soho, London W1. www.londonartweek.co.uk Visit their website here for info and a walking map of all the galleries involved. --------- Happy Birthday to DEBBIE HARRY who is 76 today...yes 76. Another artist who i have seen on stage over 20 times since the late 1970s. See my Facebook page of a photo I took of Debbie in 1978 at a London gallery opening. --------- 01 July 1977 - 44 years ago today THE SEX PISTOLS "Pretty Vacant" was released. Still sounds utterly fantastic every time I hear it. I am on the front cover of the New Zealand release of "Pretty Vacant". The still was taken from The Sex Pistols Notre Dame Hall , London show in 1976. ------------------ Saturday 03 July 2021. 03 July 1971 - JIM MORRISON of The Doors died 50 years ago today. He died in Paris France , and was buried there. -------- EURO 2020 megaclash 8pm - England play Ukraine. I was again watching it at The Fan Zone in Trafalgar Square. Over 20 million are expected to watch it on TVs and big screens around the UK. A great atmosphere as it is a Saturday night, and folks are drinking. Fans are singing loudly, and the place erupts each time England score. An easy 4-0 win for England. On the way home, we see hundreds gathered and singing in Piccadilly Circus.