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Friday, 20 March 2009

One Virgin: Montagu Square, 1968 & 1984.

It seems every other post I do mentions the wanton destruction of Beatles-related "heritage" in this country. And why not? I don't necessarily reckon that all such destruction is a bad thing. That is the way of it - as some Wacker or other once said, all things must pass. And John would probably have been first on the wrecking ball at Kenwood. He hated the place.
34 Montagu Square, however, looks the same from the outside; I once was shown round by the old gent who took on the lease post-Ringo, though being a species of idiot I neglected to take photos.
The final scan is a bit of the front step, which I noticed had fallen off, and thus, for want of a better expression, got nicked. Also here, as you may have noticed, one of the original prints for the Two Virgins sleeve, taken in Montagu Square in the bedroom. It is a bit full-on. But that was them. Let's not make a big thing of it. Etc.

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  1. Hillary of PBS - please contact me via the header email address.