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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Kenwood: living/drawing room, 1965.

Not very revealing, but another verifiable Kenwood pic all the same, from the large living/drawing room, in 1965. You can just about see one of the lithographs in the background:

Connisseurs of trivia may note that the couches in the drawing room, chosen by Ken Partridge, were, apparently, fantastically uncomfortable. They were eventually given to Ringo for use at Montagu Square, though presumably not as a punitive measure.


  1. Those with an unhealthy interest in Fab footwear may wonder whether George is sporting the very same sandals paraded on the 1963 'Threetles' holiday in Tenerife.

    George and Ringo can both be seen teaming these beauties with socks on page 99 of the Anthology book.

  2. Indeed they are! It's been said before, but Beatles "fash" is one of the last remaining areas uncovered in any depth - fertile ground for someone, I'd have thought...and I'm not even joking. (I wish I was, but I'm not.)
    There is scope for an interesting book describing where they got their clobber, who made it, what happened to it etc etc. Honest.

  3. Foreword by Stella, tie-in exhibition at the V&A, double-page spread of John's sporran, chapter on the lapel badge fad. One can visualise it already.

  4. You know (and I'm not going to elaborate), I have reason to believe that John actually owned two (count 'em) sporrans. Again, I'm not joking, and again I somehow wish I was.

  5. I actually thought those couches were green after John and Cynthia replaced them from the red couches. Granted that these pictures are not in color so it's hard to tell. I never seen those photo sessions colorized.

  6. Yes, you could be right - that one may be the replacement, rather than the original. I think CurveBender are preparing a book with all these photos, so we may see some colour ones when that is published.