Chelsea – where London was ‘Swinging’ in the 60s
Join the Beatles in London from the comfort of your own home for the unique interactive experience Chelsea Swinging London 60s Tour!
Welcome to my Chelsea – where London was ‘Swingin’ in the 60s Tour live and interactive virtual experience!
London’s Chelsea was the favourite haunt of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Mary Quant and Twiggy in ‘Swinging London’ of the 60s.
Be transported to ‘Swinging London’ and the King’s Road – where Rock and Roll royalty would mix with actors, models and artists and members of the aristocracy.
Hear stories of where Beatles opened a clothes shop and had the Sgt Pepper album cover picture taken, and how the Rolling Stones went from living in a squalid student flat to one of most exclusive streets in London.
It was where the ‘dedicated followers of fashion’ came to buy their clothes from the likes of Mary Quant, and had their hair cut by Vidal Sassoon.
And ‘World’s End’ where the Sex Pistols were formed!
‘You can’t always get what you want’, sang Mick Jagger about his visit to the Chelsea Drug Store on King’s Road in the Swingin’ London of 1960s. At the time it was a nightclub, pharmacy and record store, frequented by the Rolling Stones. Today all you get there is Big Mac and fries, – depends what you want?
There’s much more to this building than fast food – find out whom Mick was singing about, and what iconic 60s film it features in, in the Chelsea in the Swingin’ 60s Virtual tour.
March 1967. The birth of the iconic St. Pepper’s cover. In the middle of recording St.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Paul McCartney, looking for inspiration for the cover, got in touch with art gallery owner Robert Fraser. Groovy Bob put Paul in touch with artist Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, who designed the cover, based on the list of the Beatles’ favourite people. Celebrity photographer Michael Cooper brought it all to life at the Chelsea Manor Studios, off the King’s Road. Find out who is on it, and who was left out, – and there’s a mystery of the 5th Beatle!
This is a live online tour, and that there will be a Q & A session at the end. It is a great opportunity to meet fans from around the world!
I am Richard Porter, author of the book Guide to the Beatles London; writer and presenter of The Beatles’ London’ DVD; and a guide of 30 years experience. I was the President of the London Beatles Fan Club for 10 years and was a former winner of the ‘Beatles Brain of Britain’ competition. I organised the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road, and was on the committee that erected a blue plaque to commemorate the Beatles famous ‘Rooftop concert’ at 3 Savile Row. In short, I am Super Fanatical Beatles Fan!