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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Kenwood: July, 1964.


I recently acquired Dot Jarlett's clippings archive, for the princely sum of 50 quid. Lots of innaresting bits and, moreover, bobs. The earlier ones were apparently cut out by John himself... and here is the very earliest, providing shurely the first press mention of Kenwood, from the Daily Herald, Wednesday July 15th 1964.
This picture, then, taken before the Lennons took up residence - and one wonders what they were doing giving interviews about the place when it was supposed to be a big secret.
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3 comments:

  1. Wow, this is interesting! So, with your recent purchase, I believe we can expect some cool posts pretty soon!

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  2. Hiya- really terrific Blog you have created.
    Just wondering- how did you acquire Dot Jarlett's clippings for £50?!
    I have been a locum-custodian at Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool, for many years. Under the NT.'Mendips'. We are finding your Liverpool posts v interesting indeed!
    Cheers.

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  3. They were left over following the recent auction of her effects, and so I put in a bid in the after-sale (where they give unsold lots another go), and luckily no-one else bid.

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