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/Plastic Ono Band/Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band

Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band:
The album's cover is almost identical to Ono's companion piece Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band—the difference being that on Ono's cover, she is lying on Lennon's body. The initial compact disc issue of the album listed the title and artist, while the 2000 remastered version restores the original artwork. In addition, the original LP did not feature a track listing on the back. Instead, the back cover showed what appears to be a school photo of Lennon in his youth (circa 1946).

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band:
Lennon pointed out the difference in their 1980 Playboy interview. ("In Yoko's, she's leaning back on me; in mine, I'm leaning on her.") Both photos were taken with a consumer-grade Instamatic camera on the grounds of Tittenhurst Park by actor Daniel Richter (as listed in the album's credits). Richter stayed in the Guest House at Tittenhurst Park, and work as an assistant to the Lennons at the time. Both albums were recorded at Ascot Sound Studios, Tittenhurst Park simultaneously.

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