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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Kingsley Hill: 3.

Well, well... Three shots of contemporary Kingsley Hill! The sundial is still there, and the house looks more or less the same as it did in 1967. This was the scene, on Sunday 28 May of that year, of Brian's dual housewarming/Sgt Pepper celebration. A week after the press party at Chapel Street, and a few days before Pepper's UK release, John, George, Ringo (but not Paul), Derek Taylor, plus wives and you-name-it scenesters descended on Kingsley Hill, the country roads leading there festooned with balloons. John, George and Derek spent a lot of time in the back of the psychedelic Rolls listening to Whiter Shade Of Pale over and over again. Sgt Pepper, naturally, blasted from the main house. Enhanced tea, Lionel Bart as barbed wire...someone must have had a camera. Only two people didn't enjoy it - Brian, still shaky after a spell in the Priory clinic, was upset that Paul hadn't appeared, at least until John and George cheered him up. Cynthia, tripping for the 3rd and final time, was upstairs experiencing what was known as, to use the parlance of the day, a "bummer". Huge thanks to Mark Lewisohn for sharing these (that's him occupying Brian's spot), and might I just urge you to go out and buy his books if you haven't already done so.


  1. Have all his books and can't wait for the upcoming Beatle Bible he's been working on, once again thank you for another post that the mortal man might not have been able to see. You truly make my day.

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  2. Mark Lewisohn = Beatles God.

  3. this site is most definately the best beatle site on he web i am probably the most beatle obsessive person on the planet and this site is mint...lee griffiths