Damon Albarn unveils his Blue Plaque in Leytonstone

This morning Blur crooner and Gorillaz cartoon frontman, Damon Albarn returned to the house in Fillebrook Road, Leytonstone where he lived till he was 10 to unveil a Blue Plaque.

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Albarn referenced Leytonstone in his recent album, Everyday Robots, most notably with the track Hollow Ponds.

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He also returned to the area to perform surprise gigs at Leytonstone Library and the The Red Lion.

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The Albarn Family – Damon’s Dad, Keith Albarn was a notable artist in the 1960’s and 70’s.

 

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Damon reminisced about seeing herds of cows wandering along Fillebrook Road on their way to graze on Wanstead Flats.

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He offered to support the Save the Heathcote campaign, his Dad having frequented the pub in his Leytonstone years.

Damon Albarn blue plaque Leytonstone

 

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