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Wednesday
Feb192014

For Sale: John Lennon's House On St. George's Hill

Thanks to digsouth for catching this real estate listing for a home once owned by John Lennon and set on St. George's Hill, the H.S. Colt masterpiece outside of London.

The home sits on 1.5 acres and is listed at a mere £13,750,000. Deal!

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Get it bought Geoff!!
02.19.2014 | Unregistered CommenterChico
To leave a house like this to your ex-wife, only to move into a basement flat at Montagu square with Yoko Ono. All you need is love.
02.19.2014 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Talk about a stroke of luck. John meeting Paul at that age and then spending the rest of their teen years playing together-- nobody else in the world stood a chance.

Roll On John!!
Buyer beware - living on the estate by no means guarantees you membership at this most traditional of clubs!
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNigel
It's still for sale after more than 12 months . Reduce the price to 10 million and you might have a buyer , I won't go higher than that.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan Harrington
Attend any parties in that house during your rocknroll daze Digs?



Nice landscaping btw. Does the price include more than a few gardeners and a sommeiller (sp??)?
02.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
I believe Lennon always referred to this as his Hansel and Gretel house.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynn S.
all that money...I can only Imagine
02.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdesert fox
The Donald paid less for Doonbeg!
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@ Lynn: Lennon was quick witted and many of his on-the-spot funny observations were only uttered once. This one sounds very like him. He once joked that his bourgeois suburban status was made secure with his “mock-Tudor sh*t-house”. I think he was joking about having an outhouse, but clearly the “Mock Tudor” reference was in relation to St. George’s Hill. I always think of this place during the Sgt Pepper/Mystery Tour era – a lot of photos of him here, some next to his psychedelic Rolls Royce, w/Cynthia and Julian.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTed Ray's Pipe
Nice context from Del.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNo Longer
Unfortunately, if you purchase the house, there is no option to play a round of golf with Lennon as there is now with Adam Scott. Out of the two, I would have much preferred Lennon.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
The National Trust ought to buy it, given that the bulk of Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour was written there. Yes, McCartney was the driving force in the band at that time, but this was the place where they tried each others' ideas to each other.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Listened to a great interview with Donovan today talking about the Beatles and himself and doing TM. It was amazing how they all knew each other no matter where they were. Really fascinating time.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Never been over the pond, Johnnny. Going to hear a band tonite, though.

Paul lived in government housing, and it DID have an outhouse, and John lived in a genuine middle class home when they were growing up as teens. They often walked to each other's homes cutting across -are you ready?- a golf course. Paul said the played 9 holes as teens, every now and then.

All but Paul lived in the country outside London, when they hit it big. Paul lived in a attic bedroom at his girlfriends parents house (Jane Asher, and Peter, of Peter and Gordon was in the next room)

If you want a revealing true look at it all, there is a GREAT book, with page after page of Paul's own words describing it all, called "Many Years From Now'', by Barry Miles. 600 pages of really amazing inside stuff; a must for a fan. I was 14 when the Beatles hit the stage on Ed Sullivan on my mom's birthday in 1964. I remember the first time I heard ''I wanna Hold Your Hand'', exactly where I was, and the harmony just blew me away
02.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Don't mind the house, the golf course is sublime.
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterIvan Morris
DTF-- you are one weird dude! You must have the key to the Internet. Your search and googling skills are on another level. Never knew that about SRV.

One last Beatles point-- how bout how well their songs and albums have held up over the years? Tons of songs from before and after that period sound so crappy. But the Beatles, from start to finish, are just amazing.

And then there's that one final stroke of luck-- having George Martin as a producer.
Del. we have lived on University Blvd down the sreet from Rice, and we have been on food stamps and sold furniture to pay the electric bill, what can happen to anyone when their health goes south..... and some where as we struggled I sold a pick that SRV gave me for between $500 plus.

Some people hve more money than sense. People used to collect robin eggs, and of course we all know what baseball cards have done. Real collectors items are never labeled ''cpllector''. I miss SRVl he was full of energy, and he was playing a guitar that I sold to his brother when he tragically went down, a '58 Strat that was the brightest I have even heard. I could go on, but beer and in person is the correct format
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02.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
digger, I got your number baby and I love beer ;)

NYG, no idea how I stumbled onto that but I bookmarked it like 2 years ago, literally just last week got around to burning it to a CD for keepsake purposes, figured that blog entry would disappear at some point. FYI, that dude has a number of really good bootlegs linked on that blog. My favorite SRV show was an Austin City Limits thing I saw on PBS network during which he and Double Trouble just absolutely stomped on a version of Voodoo Chile, mind melting. This was back in the day of VHS and I'm proud to say I recorded it and later digitized that as well ;) Yeeeoow!
02.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Del , SRV did 2 ACL shows, and I was at the second one, where he played ''Lenny'', and The Hammond B3 was whirling. At the very beginning of the TAPE!!!, when the camera pans by the tree, we are sitting there, our backs in view. I think tis is the show you have. I'll tell you more on here later, but I am beat, and off to sleep.

And yes you know my name, you got the number!
02.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
The superb live Stevie Ray Vaughn appearances on Austin City Limits are edited onto one DVD and the DVD is available at Amazon. Great stuff! Not complete, but highlights of both shows are included. Why there are not complete commercial DVDs of each show is a mystery.

http://www.amazon.com/Stevie-Ray-Vaughan-Double-Trouble/dp/157330056X
02.21.2014 | Unregistered CommenterStephenP
The second show, the one I was at, was actually a 2 show taping- they did a tribute show to W.C. Clark and the lineup was an Austin Blues All Star Cast. More later, probably in another thread; super busy the ext 2 days.

Thanks for postng.

Check out W.C.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._C._Clark
02.21.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
This place is so really big, perfect to those who are wealthy people.

http://www.amaialand.com/house-lot/cavite/amaia-scapes-cavite
03.24.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike G

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