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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Kenwood: sunroom - December, 1968.

It's been a truly dreadful fortnight, but life, apparently, trundles on, and with it this nonsense, I suppose. Which is possibly the gloomiest sentence I've ever typed.
Anyway. A splendid December '68 sunroom shot, found by Lizzie, and forwarded here.
Not sure who the others are, but the beardie looks quite Lennon-ish himself.


  1. Interesting to see the advert on the back cover of the magazine laying over Yoko. I didn't think cassette tapes made a real appearance until 1971.

    Just curious if you've ever heard from Julian or Cynthia about this topic. Kenwood probably wasn't the happiest place on earth for them.

  2. I have some more photos similar to this that I keep meaning to send you. I will try to remember to do so tonight.

  3. Methinks these are from the Susan Wood sessions - a few seconds (or before) from this one...........

    1. thank you for the link to susan woods' photos: i had seen most of them but didn't know who the photographer was. beautiful stuff!

  4. hi pinehurst, there were cassette tapes earlier than that - i started using them in 1969.

  5. That wouldn't be Mal Evans with The beard?

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  7. Maurice Hindle was a student who asked Lennon for an interview. http://www.hardrock.com/promo/lennon/