Wednesday, 6 April 2016

#plaque366 #JohnLennon @londonbeatles


April 2016 is Music Month on The Daily Constitutional!

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 


The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series



Commemorating John Lennon in Montagu Square…


A most unusual plaque shot today! It was taken by Richard Porter, Beatles expert and London Walks guide, the day before the official unveiling back in 2010. As ever, Richard is first with the Beatle news. In this case before it even happened!



Richard was also the first to announce the unveiling and he now visits the site on his regular Beatles Walks. 

It is dedicated to John Lennon, who lived here in Montagu Square in 1968. Ringo Starr was the leaseholder also sub-let the premises to Jimi Hendrix. Is there a more rock’n’roll flat in all of London?

At the unveiling, which was performed by Yoko Ono and Rod Davis, the banjo player in Lennon’s first band The Quarrymen. On the day Davis said: "If only they'd mentioned the drugs bust on the bottom of the plaque [Lennon was busted here]. Wherever he is, he would have a great chuckle about this one."

Richard will tell you all about it every Tuesday and Saturday on The Beatles In My Life walking tour. 

Here's how to find the plaque…












With the launch of The Rolling Stones Walk on the 5th May 2016 and the return of the Rock'n'Roll London Pub walk on Wednesday nights from the 4th May 2016 the London Walks summer programme 2016 will feature no less than FIVE regular musical-themed walking tours.


To mark the occasion, April is Music Month on The Daily Constitutional!


A month of plaques, locations, facts, reviews and more lies ahead. And I'm compiling the Ultimate London Playlist – get in touch with your favourite London song or piece!



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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