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 at Tittenhurst Park: 'Some Time In New York City' 1972

John Lennon and Yoko Ono settled in New York, which Lennon declared the Rome of the day. Following the period of creative seclusion at Tittenhurst Park, they discovered a stimulating artistic and political environment, became friendly with Bob Dylan again, spent time with Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman (the left-leaning leaders of the Youth International Party), got to know members of the Black Panther Party, supported the women’s liberation movement (“Woman is the Nigger of the World”), and played an active role in many political demonstrations. In spring 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono went into the studio to record Some Time in New York City, which reflected their commitment to the causes of the far left, as well as addressed the violence in Northern Ireland. When, after months of harassment, US Immigration insistently asked them to leave the country, John Lennon and Yoko Ono came up with the idea of inventing a nation according to the principles set down in “Imagine.” ... Nutopia

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