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Monday, 27 April 2009

Paul & John: April, 1967 - pap shots.

Shortly after completing Sgt Pepper, Paul headed off to the USA to meet up with Jane Asher, hang out with the Jefferson Airplane, and generally mindfuck Brian Wilson. Here are some papparazi shots of him upon his return. Shortly thereafter, John drove up from Kenwood for a spot of dog walking in Regent´s Park, whereupon another smudger caught the two of them heading back to Paul´s Aston Martin (thanks Lizzie). The picture was published in the next day´s Manchester Guardian, as was. Paul looks a bit jet-lagged. John looks like he has beamed down from another planet. Much as I hate the paparrazi, this is one of my favourite Beatle pics.


  1. paul had an aston martin, john had a ferrari. i remember that day.

  2. "Shortly thereafter", so you mean to say the photo stems from the same day as Paul`s return?

  3. Lizzie, you are, as ever, quite right. My ignorance of cars knows no bounds - I´ll correct the post immediately! Ken - there is an exact date for this pic, which is in Mark Lewisohn et als wonderful book about the Beatles´ London. I will look it up when I get back to Scotland, unless someone else can provide it in the meantime.But I think it may have been the day after. Paul is wearing the same jacket.Not that that proves anything.