Friday, July 29, 2016

Five on Friday

It's time for Five on Friday, the last of summer, Amy at Love Made My Home is taking August off.  Hope everyone has a great August.

My Five have to do, mostly, with a guided walk we took in London, a Rock and Roll Walk that was included in our Hop-on Hop-off ticket.  It was a hot afternoon and our guide was a long-legged fella and I all but had to run to keep up with him, but it was so worth it.

First was our stop at the club where the Beatles and Stones use to hang out in the wee hours.  It's under going renovation with scaffolding all over it so I didn't bother taking a photo, but right across from it was the Art gallery where John Lennon met Yoko Ono.  Turns out that Paul McCartney owned an interest in the gallery and that was partly why John had gone there.
The guide told an amusing and who knows how true story about how John went in and wanted to view one of the art installations, you hammer a nail into the wall,  but Yoko, the artist said he had to pay to hammer the nail .  He said he was a Beatle and didn't carry money.  She said she didn't know what a Beatle was (unlikely).  So he said he'd give her a pretend guinea and she could give him a pretend hammer to use.


Second we then went to see one of two blue plaques dedicated to an imaginary person---Ziggy Stardust (the other is Sherlock Holmes).  It is at the site of what became one of David Bowie's album covers for Ziggy Stardust and was shot at 23 Heddon St. The building at one end of the street and around the corner the red telephone booth.
First the album and then my photos.









Third we visited some Jimmie Hendrix sites including The Bag of Nails where he played with the Jimmie Hendrix Experience and is also the club where Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman.













Fourth we saw where Paul McCartney had recorded Hey Jude.  They had to take the legs off the piano to get it through the door and take the door off its hinges.  After recording the piano was left there.  Our guide said many other groups had recorded there too including The Who, The Animals, Super Tramp etc.





Next we went to Apple Corp, and the site of the Beatles last live performance on the roof top.  We'd actually found this site once before when we were tracking down Beatle sites in London.  Had gone to Abbey Road and of course had our picture taken going across the zebra crossing.



Apple Corps



The fifth is a mixture, the site of where Mozart lived when he was a child touring in London, the last place Glenn Miller played before he died in World War II and some Stones tongues by the Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square where they're having a photo retrospective of the Stones.  We thought about going to it, but they wanted £21 a piece which is more than we paid to see the Stones in concert so we didn't  go in, but we loved the mouth/tongue pieces.




The walk was wonderful, maybe the highlight of our London trip.

You may have noticed that I have a newer header.  Mac painted a couple of Basque Shepherds and I fell in love with one and talked him into hanging it in the computer room.



That's my five, do join in with Amy and all the other bloggers at Love Made My Home.





















26 comments:

  1. My that's a great five Janet, I would have loved that tour too. I work in Liverpool and walk up and down Matthew Street, where the Cavern club was, every day. I will post a picture as one of my five in September for you. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  2. Thanks for the interesting "musical" walk.
    The painting is very lovely.
    Have a nice weekend

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this, I want to go on the tour now and have that photo taken sitting on the tongue - how cool.

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  4. Well fancy all that happening in London! I had no idea. Glad you enjoyed your trip. £21 was very expensive, I'm not surprised you didn't go in.

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  5. What a fabulous tour! I love your photos. What great history to have access to. Happy Friday... Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  6. Delightful musical tour complete with photos. Wonderful!

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  7. So nice to see where Rock n' Roll history was made! Such a fun tour - love those red phone booths. Love the new art in your blog header - it immediately caught my eye. I've had a couple border collies. Wonderfully smart dogs. Hope you have a nice weekend. xx Karen

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  8. Looks like a great tour around some of the sites with musical connections, I'd have enjoyed that:)

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  9. That's funny ! I have been so often in London and never heard about this tour ! Must have been fun !

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  10. There are all kinds of interesting tours on offer in London aren't there? This one looks as though it was a lot of fun.

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  11. There are all kinds of interesting tours on offer in London aren't there? This one looks as though it was a lot of fun.

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  12. Sounds like a great tour. I loved the new header, a great painting.

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  13. Looks like an interesting musical tour and the tongues are great.

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  14. Goodness. I feel like I've been there myself.
    Love the painting in the header.

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  15. This tour sounds like something I'd enjoy, too. The new painting is lovely. Have a great weekend.

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  16. That sounds like a cool tour, even though it was boiling hot! I'm always interested to see Mac's painting on your header, did he paint you another turtle, Janet? xx

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  17. Sounds an absolutely fantastic walking tour.
    I loved looking at all your photo's too ... thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  18. You have a fabulous five today !
    Wonderful painting and new page background.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  19. What a great tour, something a bit different. Very interesting too.

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  20. That was almost as good as being on the tour with you! Fantastic stories & sites along the way!
    Best wishes!

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  21. Maybe you should take tours over! Seriously, this was a very interesting Five and every time you talk about the UK it makes me think I really need a passport.

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  22. I bet you enjoyed your rockn roll walk through London! Good start to your August!

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  23. Wonderful to go poking around London with you!! Glad you had a great time. Love Mac's new painting for your header! He is very talented isn't he. Thank you too for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great August and I look forward to seeing you again in September! xx

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  24. What a fab tour you had! That new header of yours is a peach - a talented chap, that Mac!

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