London saw the explosion of punk in 1975. It was a big year for music: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was released for the first time; Led Zeppelin played five sold-out shows at Earls Court; and the Sex Pistols played their first gig at Saint Martins College in November of that year.
Elsewhere, the terrorist threat of the IRA was being felt very keenly: a series of bombs were planted throughout the capital, killing several people, and injuring many more.
The Moorgate Train crash saw the largest loss of life during peacetime on the London Underground: 43 people died and a further 74 were injured.
On a lighter note, this was the year Fawlty Towers first appeared on our TVs.
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Last Updated 20 February 2017