Destinations Magazine

Friday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The Dog

By Lwblog @londonwalks
DC Editor Adam writes…
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year! Good fortune to you all in the Year of the Dog – as it's Friday (and Rock'n'Roll London Day) here's the world's most famous musical dog…
Friday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The Dog
His name is Nipper, he's the emblem of the famous HMV record label and store, and he was painted in 1898 by Liverpool-born painter Francis Barraud. Barraud has a plaque in his honor at 126 Piccadilly…



Friday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The Dog
The story goes that Nipper had been found as a stray in 1884 and was adopted by Barraud’s brother Mark. Barraud noticed how the dog would seem perplexed when the cylender phonograph was played, cocking his head to one side as if trying to ascertain how a human voice could emerge from a machine. Inspiration struck and failure came hot on its heels: the Royal Academy rejected the picture, as did a plethora of magazines.
It wasn’t until Barraud approached The Gramophone Company in 1899 that he was able to sell the piece. Even then, The Gramophone Company insisted that he replace the original cylinder phonograph with one of their own patented models. Thus a classic trademark was born.
Here's a playlist of 10 dog-related songs to get the Chinese New Year celebrations underway…







The 
Rock'n'Roll London Walk meets at 2pm Tottenham Court Road station (exit 1) every Friday all year round. You can follow the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on Facebook – www.facebook.com/rocknrolllondonwalk. 

Here's the trailer…


A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.
Friday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The DogFriday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The Year Of The Dog

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • CBD Oil Side Effects

    Side Effects

    While CBD oil for pain relief is becoming popular, many people wonder about CBD oil side effects. While you may be willing to give it a try for medical issues... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Healing_oils
    HEALTHY LIVING
  • Starter Culture Pop Up Cheese Shop, Shawlands

    Starter Culture Cheese Shop, Shawlands

    Cheese pop up for Christmas in Shawlands Cheese lovers of Glasgow Southside rejoice! There’s no need to be sad about The post Starter Culture Pop Up Cheese Shop... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • Video: Nobody is Allowed to Die in Longyearbyen

    Video: Nobody Allowed Longyearbyen

    The Norwegian town of Longyearbyen is the northernmost settlement in the world, occupying a small  corner of the Svalbard. But life in this part of the world... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Product Review - Ryedale Ladies Wistow Wellington Boots

    Product Review Ryedale Ladies Wistow Wellington Boots

    The other day I received an email asking me whether I would like to try a pair of wellington boots from Ryedale I had a quick look at their website, and then... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Ozhene
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros – Join the Outsiders Q&A

    Dave Smalley Bandoleros Join Outsiders Q&A

    Dave Smalley has been putting out music since 1983. He's worked on hardcore punk projects with DYS, Dag Nasty, All, and mod band The Sharpshooters, as well as... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Video: How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

    Video: Choose Backpacking Tent

    As we inch ever closer to the end of the year, our friends at REI are continuing to roll out more of their "How To" videos, this time sharing tips on what to... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Opera Review: Going For the Throat

    Opera Review: Going Throat

    Stuart Skelton debuts in Otello. by Paul J. Pelkonen There's been a nasty cold rampaging around New York this month. It struck down your faithful correspondent... Read more

    The 18 December 2018 by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA

Magazines