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Saturday, 7 March 2009

Kenwood: more nights out - Claes Oldenburg opening, November 1966.

Everyone (or at least everyone who reads this rubbish) knows about the Indica night when John met Yoko. But what about their second meeting? Well, here it is. The Claes Oldenburg opening at Robert Fraser's gallery. John would have been driven up from Kenwood, probably in his Mini-Cooper. He was still going on about the giant plastic hamburgers at this exhibition a couple of days before he died.(He hated them, by the way). And for any tache aficianados - note the nascent tache in this ultra rare pic. John was one hirsute dude: within a week or so, he had a tache that would have gained him entry to the Village People.


  1. I`m puzzled!! John is growing his tache at the gallery on Nov 22nd, yet 5 days later he films the Not Only..But Also sketch as Dan the Doorman without a tache.

    1. Is a tache a moustache?

    2. ive read not only but also was originaly filmed in november 11, and he wasn't fully with moustache, he only was two or three days without shaving. Two days after the Claes Oldenburg event, The Beatles returned to Abbey Road studios to began the work on "Strawberry Fields", in those photos you can see George, Ringo and Lennon shaved, McCartney just with his tache.