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FEATURE: Commemorating the Brighton United Twins

Alf Le Flohic July 9, 2018

Violet and Daisy Hilton were huge stars in America in the 1920s and ‘30s but have lapsed into obscurity in their home town of Brighton. They were petite, attractive, could sing, dance and play musical instruments, but their unique selling point was the fact that they were conjoined twins, or Siamese twins as they were called then. The Hiltons are most well-known for their appearance in the film Freaks, but let’s start at the beginning…..

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Abba’s 1974 Eurovision win marked with Blue Plaque at Dome

James Ledward June 15, 2017

A Blue Plaque will be unveiled at Brighton Dome today marking Abba’s victory in the 19th Eurovision Song Contest staged at the Dome on April 6, 1974. It was one of 47 plaques announced by BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust, commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.

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