Damon Albarn’s first solo album, Everyday Robots, which will be released soon includes songs based on memories of his childhood in Leytonstone (21 Fillebrook Rd) including ‘Hollow Ponds‘ and ‘Mr Tembo’, a track which features the choir from the Pentecostal City Mission Church on the corner of Kingswood Road and Colworth Road.
In the programme Damon Albarn talks of the positive influence that his childhood in Leytonstone had on his music.
If you missed the BBC The Culture Show programme on Monday which shows Damon Albarn on his trip around Leytonstone and Aldham near Colchester in Essex, where his family moved to next, you can catch it if you’re quick on BBC iPlayer The Culture Show.
On the map below I’ve tried to work out the route he took when he visited Leytonstone and show the parts of Leytonstone that get a specific mention in the programme.
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