Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
(Legal: this blog is strictly non-commercial. All material is the property of the photographer/artist/copyright holder concerned. Any such who wishes a picture etc to be removed should contact me and I will do so. Alternatively, if someone is happy to see their photo on here, but would like a credit/link then let me know and I'll be happy to provide one).



Clock was a one-hour study of a clock face shot in the lobby of the St Regis Hotel in September 1971. The Lennon's were staying there having just left England for the final time. The soundtrack, by John, included September 10th recorded acoustic versions of various Rock and Roll standards. They hadn't yet moved into the West Village. I seem to remember reading that, visually, the film consists mainly of a clock, like a Warhol film, with John and Yoko off screen. It would be nice to think there was a Pennebaker-style film out there of this stuff with shots of John playing guitar, while Yoko answers the phone. There's at least two instances where John answers the phone in a put-on voice. "Que pasa?? Whos is please, que pasa?" Some black and white footage surfaced back in '99, sold to a couple of collectors by Tony Cox, with John sporting a shaved head. Stills lifted from that footage show John in bed, playing a guitar, and Yoko beside him, perhaps on the phone. Maybe this is "Clock", however, the shaved head leads one to believe the footage may date back to 1970, around the time of "Instant Karma".

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