O the dedication and the madness ! For reasons too boring to explain, I found myself with much time on my hands in central London today. Alas, the suddeness of the opportunity caught me on the hop and ill-prepared - good camera sitting back on the Brilig mantelpiece. Ho hum - let's fire up the low res phone and bag us some Beatle Pics.
According to my second favourite book of all time, this restaurant on the King's Road was a popular eating place of the Fabs and their kind in the sixties. Now a Pizza Express
One more for luck
And another in same neighbourhood, a nightclub called Del Arousa back in the day.
One more for luck
The studio in Flood Street just off King's Road where Peter Blake worked his magic (for a paltry £200 apparently) to create the Sgt. Pepper cover.
The 'other' Beatle boutique that dared not speak its name. 161 King's Road where, as it happens, a photo show is currently running with limited edition prints of some of the famous Beatle pics....
There you go, the light at the end of the Abbey Road...
And look ! Here is the one of O'Boogie as posted by Mr Kenwood-Lennon recently...
Apparently, No. 3 Cromwell Road was quite a happening place. Major renovations currently underway.
Where once they quaffed, I quaffed too (or three if I'm honest). The Devonshire Arms just off Manchester Square, a stone's throw from the EMI House.
And on to Motague Square, the home of the true rock star. O the nakedness of it all. Which flat was it ?
Now when was the last time images of both the Beatle Boutiques were captured on a phone camera on the same day ? And what sort of freak would ask such a question ?
Now this is just silly. Anyone who can tell me why I walked a mile in the rain to take a shot of this wall will win a big badge that says "I Need Help!"
Back in the mists of my traditional upbringing, I coverted this plate which was owned by an aunt of mine. She promised to give it to me before I left for college but forgot. She broke it in 1985. Ho hum.
It had to be done.
Give me some retail therapy - but at that price ?!
So, a splendid time was had but Mein Gott, Willy - didn't it rain.