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This is Speedy Acquaye on Gerrard Street in Soho. He was a Ghanian drummer. He had been in London since the 50s. Everyone on the jazz scene knew him. He was a Soho character—he knew every nook and cranny of the area. He worked with Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames at the Flamingo Club in Wardour Street.

This is Speedy Acquaye on Gerrard Street in Soho. He was a Ghanian drummer. He had been in London since the 50s. Everyone on the jazz scene knew him. He was a Soho character—he knew every nook and cranny of the area. He worked with Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames at the Flamingo Club in Wardour Street.

Billy Hill in a Soho bar, 1956

Billy Hill in a Soho bar, 1956

The Continental Fruit Stores on the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street. The Continental Fruit Stores was the scene of the infamous fight between local tough guys Albert Dimes and Jack "Spot" Comer in 1955.

The Continental Fruit Stores on the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street. The Continental Fruit Stores was the scene of the infamous fight between local tough guys Albert Dimes and Jack "Spot" Comer in 1955.

Flamingo Jazz Club, Soho1964, photograph by Jeremy Fletcher. The Flamingo Club was a nightclub that operated in Soho, London, between 1952 and 1967. It was located at 33-37 Wardour Street from 1957 onwards, and played an important role in the development of British rhythm and blues and jazz.

Flamingo Jazz Club, Soho1964, photograph by Jeremy Fletcher. The Flamingo Club was a nightclub that operated in Soho, London, between 1952 and 1967. It was located at 33-37 Wardour Street from 1957 onwards, and played an important role in the development of British rhythm and blues and jazz.

Ronnie Knight - club owner and then husband of UK actress Barbara Windsor - was charged with the murder of Alfredo Zomparelli at the Golden Goose amusement arcade in Old Compton Street in 1974. Knight was subsequently found not guilty.

Ronnie Knight - club owner and then husband of UK actress Barbara Windsor - was charged with the murder of Alfredo Zomparelli at the Golden Goose amusement arcade in Old Compton Street in 1974. Knight was subsequently found not guilty.

August 3 1945: HRH Princess Elizabeth is presented with a clock after being promoted to a Junior Commander of the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.

August 3 1945: HRH Princess Elizabeth is presented with a clock after being promoted to a Junior Commander of the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.

1984_0711_22_BrushfieldSt Spitalfields (Taken on 11th July 1984) in Kodachrome courtesy of Photographer Philip Marriage. Via spitalfieldslife.com / LONDON

1984_0711_22_BrushfieldSt Spitalfields (Taken on 11th July 1984) in Kodachrome courtesy of Photographer Philip Marriage. Via spitalfieldslife.com / LONDON