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).


Hey Jude - Cover Photograph

Photo still from the last ever group photo session of the Beatles, taken on August 22, 1969 at Tittenhurst. This picture was used on the cover of the US release only "Hey Jude" album. The "Hey Jude" LP was one of those corporate oddities specifically designed to milk the US public out of even more money. It contained all previously released tracts, most of which had never been on a Beatles album before such as "Hey Jude" and "Revolution." It was conceived and marketed by Allen Klein to cash in on the Beatles' new contract he had just negotiated giving the band substantially higher royalties. The LP managed to go as high as #2 in the US Billboard charts where it remained at #2 for 4 weeks from late March, 1970 through most of April.

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