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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd May 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road.go to related location

23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London

23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.go to related location

Home of Beat Poet Royston Ellis



Home of Beat Poet Royston Ellis

British beat poet and Beatles influencer lived here.

Location: 36 Deanecroft Road, Eastcote, Pinner

Description: This is where a young Royston Ellis grew up with his parents Jack and Alma Ellis. Ellis is a prolific British writer heavily influenced by the American Beat Generation.

In June 1960, the young poet travelled to Liverpool University to perform a poetry reading with jazz backing. He actively searched for local musicians to accompany him and met The Beatles.

He connected with John Lennon in particular, with both sharing an enthusiasm for the American Beat poets. Ellis ended up staying with a very early incarnation of The Beatles for a whole week.

Ellis introduced them to dope and also claims that he suggested the re-spelling of Beetles to Beatles.

Ellis's 1964 novel, Myself For Fame, is about a fictional pop star, with a chapter set in Liverpool that appears to be based on his mindblowing experiences with The Beetles in 1960.


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Home of Beat Poet Royston Ellis

British beat poet and Beatles influencer lived here.


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