Over the gate...

Designed in 1913 by Victorian/Edwardian/other architect Theophilus A Allen; John Lennon's house between 1964 and 1968; sunroom, attic and prisco stripe hibernice; Mellotron and caravan; Babidji and Mimi; mortar and pestle; Wubbleyoo Dubbleyoo; curios and curiosity; remnants and residue; testimonials and traces; (Cavendish Avenue, Sunny Heights and Kinfauns); Montagu Square; mock Tudor: Brown House: *KENWOOD*.

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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Kenwood: the boot gets the boot.

So, what became of the boot? Local magazine Surrey Life has uncovered the answer. It turns out the boot was at Kenwood for no time at all.
To be brief, John quickly grew tired of it, and so it was donated to the local Rag Week (an annual event where British students raise money for charity, often by being irritating). In this case, the boot was hollowed out, put on wheels, and pushed to Luton in a sponsored event. What became of it thereafter I don't know, but it probably didn't survive. A fitting end, somehow.

Kenwood: winter, 2008.

...and the same view 40 years later, courtesy of Joe Baiardi. Thanks to him for sending this in.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Kenwood: spring, 1969.

An image (at least purported to be) from spring, 1969. It's still unclear when John and Yoko finally vacated Kenwood, but possibly around then.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Kenwood: attic - June, 1967.

Yet another attic photo appears, this time showing the hitherto unseen end of John's studio, which turns out to have housed... yet another piano. Surprisingly enough.