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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Kenwood & post-Kenwood: lithographs, doll, guitar.





November 8, 1968 - Cynthia is granted a divorce at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, and prepares to move out of Kenwood; November 19, 1968 - Ringo moves out of Sunny Heights, having purchased Brookfields from Peter Sellers; November 25, 1968 - John and Yoko move back into Kenwood for approximately a month; late December 1968 - John and Yoko move to Sunny Heights as Kenwood is sold to songwriter Bill Martin; August 11, 1969 - John and Yoko move to Tittenhurst Park; July 31, 1970 - Cynthia marries Roberto Bassanini.

There, in aperçu, is the end of the Lennon-era on St George's Hill. The first pic here shows the Bassanini-Lennons, presumably at Roberto's flat in Pembroke Gardens, London. The lithographs from the drawing room at Kenwood, part of a sizeable haul gathered by Cynthia and her mother as they moved out in November 1968, can be seen on the wall. Also, Julian has one of the three dolls from the AYNIL broadcast (and I must stop using that acronym), doubtless taken home by John as a gift for his son. Where these dolls came from I'm not sure, but I think they may have been made specially by Pattie and Jennie Boyd; one went to Julian, one to Mona Best (Pete Best's mother), whilst the remaining one could be anywhere. John also took his psychedelic acoustic, familiar due to attic and sunroom photos, from Kenwood to the All You Need Is Love session, and it can be seen on the floor above, or rather below. Thanks to Jeannette for the first photo.

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