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John Lennon & George Harrison - Baker Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.225 W 000° 09.398
30U E 697259 N 5711532
Quick Description: This blue plaque, to one half of The Beatles, is on a building on the east side of Baker Street at the junction with Paddington Street. The location was that of the Apple Boutique - a business venture by The Beatles that closed in 1968.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/21/2013 9:58:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMJQZC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 3

Long Description:

The blue plaque, which is on the Baker Street face of the building, reads:

John
Lennon
MBE
1940 - 1980
George
Harrison
MBE
1943 - 2001
worked here

The Heritage Foundation

The NME website in an article dated 18th March 2013 tells us:

The Beatles' John Lennon and George Harrison have received a Blue Plaque in London.

The commemoration was at 94 Baker Street - the site of the Apple Boutique clothing shop, which was owned in the 60s by the band's company Apple Corps Ltd, the BBC reports. A plaque to Lennon was already on the site, but has now been replaced with one that also remembers Harrison, who died in 2001.

The plaque was unveiled by Rod Davis, the banjo player in Lennon's first band, The Quarrymen, which formed in 1956 and would later become The Beatles.

Meanwhile, the world's first major exhibition about the life of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is set to open this summer. Ringo: Peace & Love will open at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on June 12 and close in November 2013, before touring cities across the world in 2014.

The exhibit will look at "all aspects of Starr's musical and creative life", including his work as a musician, artist and actor and will, according to a statement, "aim to propel Starr's universal message of peace and love". On display will be never-been-seen photographs as well as letters, documents and original artefacts, including the drum kit Ringo played at Shea Stadium and on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as his 'Sgt Pepper' suit, 'Help!' cape and jacket worn during The Beatles' famous London rooftop concert.

Location:
94 Baker Street Marylebone London United Kingdom


Type of location: Beatles history

Connection to The Beatles:
The Apple Boutique was owned by The Beatles.


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