The Mad Day Out: location three

5.00pm, Sunday 28 July 1968 (45 years ago)

After their photography session at the Mercury Theatre in Notting Hill, The Beatles’ Mad Day Out continued towards Highgate Cemetery in north London.

The Beatles wanted to be photographed by Karl Marx’s tomb in the eastern part of the cemetery, but got no further than Swain’s Lane outside. They posed on a bench outside 79 Swain’s Lane, and then in front of 59 Swain’s Lane.

For the latter Paul McCartney wore a Liverpool Football Club rosette and shook hands with John Lennon while photographer Don McCullin took pictures.

Afterwards they headed to location four, Old Street in north London.

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