13th October 2010 – Yoko Unveils a Plaque to John Lennon at 34 Montagu Square

On October 13th 2010 I was lucky enough to be invited to the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque to John Lennon at his old residence at 34 Montagu Square, London. He lived there for a few months with Yoko Ono in 1968. For that reason, Yoko was on hand to unveil the plaque. The day before the unveiling, I was invite to look around the inside of the apartment. A rare privilege. I visit the outside of the apartment twice a week on my London Beatles Walks, but had been inside only once before. The plaque to John was already in place but covered up by tape to obscure who the plaque was commemorating!I saw where John and Yoko had the ‘Two Virgins’ picture taken, and had my photo taken by the fireplace on the ground floor, where the like of Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix, and John and Yoko had their photo taken in the 60s. On the day of the unveiling I arrived early and got a great position right at the front of the apartment. Yoko unveiled the plaque in the company of Beatles biographer Hunter Davies, and members of English Heritage. After the unveiling there was a reception at a local pub. Amongst the other guests was Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn, Lizzie Bravo (who sang backing vocals on ‘Across the Universe’) and John Dunbar, who introduced John to Yoko at the Indica Art Gallery. We go to Montagu Square on my London Beatles Walks. For more info please go to https://beatlesinlondon.com/

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