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.
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.
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