Another Nickel in the Machine

Categories: Arts & Culture History
Blogger: Rob
Description: This is a blog about 20th century London, its history, its culture and its music.

Latest Posts

November 21st
“I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.” ― Noël Coward, Collected Sketches and Lyrics It’s been two years since my last book, for which I apologise, but High Bui… Continue Reading
September 19th
When the last chord of ‘Twist and Shout’ came to an end, the Beatles grouped together at the front of the Prince of Wales Theatre stage. The blue curtain swished closed behind them and, from the waist and in unison, they bowed  first to t… Continue Reading
November 2nd
It’s been a long time coming, for which I apologise, but the book of this website is published on the 15th November. Years ago I started this site, initially as a music blog, and I chose a line from one of my favourite songs ‘One for my Baby&r… Continue Reading
September 8th
STOCKWELL ROAD isn’t the most exciting and handsome of roads. It may have been once, but the Luftwaffe and the subsequent, typical unimaginative post-war redevelopment put paid to that. It’s got a skateboard park, if that’s your thing, a… Continue Reading
September 1st
Charlie Chaplin was woken up on the morning 17 September 1921 while in his bed at the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly. “Visitors from Hoxton” he was told, and from outside the window he could hear children singing a song over and over again: When the… Continue Reading