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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Elephant's Memory

Elephant's Memory was a New York band backed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono during 1972 (appearing as the Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band) on a pair of albums and a handful of TV and live appearances. Two of their songs appeared earlier in the soundtrack to the movie Midnight Cowboy, "Jungle Gym At The Zoo" and "Old Man Willow".The band also appear in the 1983 documentary Hell's Angels Forever, in which they appear at the Hells Angels' Pirates Party held on the SS Bay Belle on September 5, 1973, together with the Jerry Garcia Band. The first incarnation of Elephant's Memory between 1967 and 1968 was:
Stan Bronstein - sax/clarinet/vocals
Rick Frank - drums
In 1968 they briefly added Carly Simon as a vocalist.
In 1969 the line-up was:

Stan Bronstein - sax/clarinet/vocals
Rick Frank - drums
John Ward - bass
Chester Ayers - guitar
Myron Yules - bass/trombone
Richard Sussman - keyboards
Michal Shapiro - vocals
Leonard Allcock - harmonica
Guy Peritore - guitar, vocals
David Cohen - guitar, keyboards, vocals
adding, in 1970, Chris Robison on guitars and vocals.

In 1969, the band had a minor hit with the song "Mongoose," a rocking retelling of the age-old mongoose vs. cobra fable. Between 1970 and 1973 the line up remained more less constant around the following members:
Stan Bronstein - sax/clarinet/vocals
Rick Frank - drums
Wayne "Tex" Gabriel - guitar
Arthur Kaplan - bass
Adam Ippolito - keyboards/vocals
adding, at various times, Daria Price on castanets and John La Bosca on piano.
The final manifestation of the band was:
Stan Bronstein - sax/clarinet/vocals
Rick Frank - drums
Gary Van Scyoc - bass/vocals
Chris Robison - guitar/keyboards/vocals
Jon Sachs - guitar/vocals

Elephant's Memory - Mongoose

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