The Great London Sleeves – Please Please Me
The Beatles’ first album was shot with the Fabs looking down the stairwell at EMI’s headquarters in Manchester Square. The photographer was Angus McBean.
Beatle legend has it that producer George Martin’s original idea was for the band to pose outside the insect house at London Zoo! Permission was denied, even though Martin was a member of the Zoological Society of London. Thus an iconic sleeve was born, a cliché was avoided and London walkers were saved having to schlep all the way to London Zoo on our Beatles walking tours!
The sleeve pictured is our prized, if battered and bruised, mono version on vinyl. It is posing on our equally beloved 1965 Dansette Viva record player.
Starting this Wednesday 1st May!! The Rock’n’Roll London Pub walk, every Wednesday night at 7:00pm…
And here’s our Rock’n’Roll London video…
COMING SOON: THE ROCK’N’ROLL LONDON PUB WALK! EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FROM 1ST MAY AT 7.00PM MEETING AT TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STATION (EXIT 3).
Join the Rock’n'Roll London Walk on Friday at 2pm, meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3) – to book a Private Walk call 020 7642 3978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CREDIT CARD PRE-BOOKING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE ROCK’N’ROLL LONDON WALK EVERY FRIDAY VIA THE LONDON BOOKSTORE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK AND PREPAY.
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.