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Friday, 13 March 2009

Weybridge? Or not?

I've long been intrigued by this pic. Where and when was it taken? I've read that Joan Baez visited John at Kenwood circa 1966, and the woman to his left in this photo does look like her - compare with the album sleeve, also from 1966. So is this John showing her round the environs of Weybridge during that visit? Or is that not her, and not even Britain, let alone Surrey? (It's possibly not even the 1960s). Answers on an email...


  1. I`ve seen this photo before and never doubted this to be Joan. But I automatically thought it must have been taken during the US Tour when Joan was a guest at their L.A. retreat.

  2. So the hills of Hollywood, not Surrey? Could well be...

  3. it´s joan for sure, but it could be anywhere. but it´s not 66, it´s more 65, you can tell by john´s hair...

  4. It was taken at the house where The Beatles stayed in Benedict Canyon...near L.A.It was taken in August 1965 during the bands 1965 US summer tour... Beatle Jim

  5. Definitely the Hollywood Hills.