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Old 11th June 2019, 04:17 PM
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Location: Childhood home of Billy Idol and Max Splodge - Orpington

June 11th, 1974

While The Who were playing a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, Ken Russell was in Portsmouth and Southsea filming the 'Bernie's Holiday Camp' sequence for the film version of 'Tommy'.

Somehow a fire started on the South Parade Pier, which was being used as a location, burning it down.

Ever the maverick, Russell included footage of the blaze in the finished film

People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
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