John Lennon’s former home at 34 Montagu Square, London is to have an English Heritage blue plaque, it has been announced.
The maisonette, which encompassed the ground floor and basement of the building, was leased by Ringo Starr early in 1965. He lived there for a short time before subletting it to friends.
The most famous tenants, however, were John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Unable to remain at Kenwood, Lennon’s home in Weybridge, they moved into the building. It was there in the summer of 1968 that they took the controversial cover photography for their first long-player, Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins, which featured the pair nude.
The blue plaque will be unveiled by Yoko Ono on 23 October 2010. It is the second English Heritage plaque honouring Lennon; the first was in December 2001 at Mendips, Lennon’s childhood home at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool.
Also on this day...
- 1969: Paul McCartney is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard
- 1969: The Beatles lose control of Northern Songs
- 1968: Recording: Piggies
- 1967: Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1966: George and Pattie Harrison hold a press conference in India
- 1966: John Lennon films How I Won The War in Spain
- 1964: Day off in Alton, Missouri
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
- 1959: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1934: Brian Epstein is born
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