Sunday, June 10, 2012

There are places I don't remember..

Having failed to convince the kids to sell their Summer Time Ball tickets for £900 a piece, I left them at Wembley Stadium - broken leg and wheelchair and all (they have to learn to survive) - and caught the first Jubilee Line back to St John's Wood. Very busy around the Abbey Road crossing

A skip at the studio - quickly emptied contents, assessed each piece, nothing to report.
Then on to Cavendish Road.    Apparently Billy Fury lived at No. 1 - no many people know that. 

Then it was all downhill. Most of the Beatle sites I chose to visit were covered up. First, the Apple Shop in Baker Street
Then the original Apple offices in Wimpole Street - the building does not seem to exist at all any more.
The Richard Frazer Gallery in Duke Street

Then how about this ? What is going on at No. 3 ?

Even the Devonshire Arms close to the old EMI building was closed - dang !

The walk from the back of the EMI offices to the taxi...

A bit of retail therapy at the Beatles' Shop in Baker Street - liked the look of the Yellow Submarine pinball machine but could not quite stretch to the £5000 asking price.

So not a great day and I had to fight way down Wembley Way with wheelchair and kids screaming stupid Justin Bieberlake and Jazzy J tunes in my ear at midnight - all too much.

So here's a quiz - what is the Beatle significance of these two pics ? Answers on a postcard to the I Hate Justin Bieberlake Fan club address


  1. Hmmmm. Is the first one Paul's front wall? Not sure about the second one. Is it the alley where Dezo Hoffman took those '63 shots in Soho?

  2. Well done Plasticine Porter - correct on the first one. The second one is opposite the Abbey Road studio along the side passage of a block of mansion flats. I think the Kay's Restaurant must have been one of the small shops that are there now. According to the Beatles' London Book, they ate there on occasions.