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
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February 1970

At the height of their fame, John Lennon and Yoko Ono liked to let the world see the most intimate details of their lifestyle.
Reporters would be invited to interview the couple in bed, the couple’s songs told of their mutual fascination, and they were happy to let it all hang out in public. Their life became their art.
But almost 40 years later, Yoko is trying to prevent the release of a piece of that art.
The 75-year-old artist and widow of Lennon is suing a Massachusetts company that wants to release a film culled from footage shot at Lennon’s estate in 1970 that has never been seen by the public. The nine hours of footage, shot by Yoko’s previous husband, Anthony Cox, show the couple fooling around and getting on with their lives at home. Lennon is seen smoking marijuana, joking with Ono, composing songs, including Mind Games, and talking about putting LSD in President Nixon’s tea during a visit to the White House.
In one scene, Lennon blow-dries Ono’s hair as Bob Dylan’s Just Like a Woman plays in the background. For nostalgia-fixated Beatles fans, the film offers an unparalleled insight into the mood of the couple just weeks before the Beatles finally broke up.
The footage was shot from February 8-11 1970 at Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park estate near Ascot, where much of the footage for the Imagine video was shot.

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