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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John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Dynamite Chicken

Dynamite Chicken

An American colour film directed by Ernest Pintoff which would not see release until 1971. John and Yoko were filmed discussing bed-ins for peace in December 1969. Described as a "multi-media mosaic" this 76 minute movie contained glimpses of scores of personalities ranging from the famous (Jimi Hendrix, Malcom X, Ninan Simone, Richard Pryor etc.) to the less well known such as Sister Feonna the stripping nun! Richard Pryors was at his very best, for some reason doing stand up comedy to the camera on a basketball court. It's arranged into topics which were important in America at the time of it's release, such as war, drugs, national pride (or lack thereof), police brutality, feminism and others. Some more narrow minded individuals may find this film to be intensely irritating nonsense, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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