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Plaque of the Week No.99

By Lwblog @londonwalks

Plaque of the Week No.99You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Every Tuesday we track down a London plaque (Blue or otherwise) and put it centre stage on the London Walks Blog. This week…
Plaque of the Week No.99Our 99th Plaque of the Week is another musical number (see last week’s HERE).
With the annual BBC Proms concert season now in full swing at the Royal Albert Hall, we turn our attention to the man, without whom, the last night of the Proms would be a very different kettle of fish.
Opinion is divided over the Last Night of the Proms: some say it’s empty, jingoistic flag-waving; others that it’s a bit of fun and an excuse to be patriotic. Whichever side of the fence you stand, Land of Hope and Glory – from Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 – provides the finale that is famous the world over.
His plaque can be found in north London, on a building more popularly associated with four Liverpool-born musicians – EMI’s Abbey Road Studios. Elgar was filmed here for a Pathé newsreel in 1931, recording his Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 at the opening of that famous recording studio.
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