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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
John and Yoko's Nude Scene
John Lennon and Yoko Ono's nude cover was shot in Ringo's flat.
Location: 38 Montagu Square, London
Description: This was the flat where John Lennon and Yoko Ono first lived together, and at the time it was owned by Ringo Starr after he had moved out. McCartney wrote several Beatles songs here including Eleanor Rigby.
It was the location of their nude Two Virgins album cover and also the scene of their October 1968 drugs bust.
Jimi Hendrix also rented it for a short while afterwards but was evicted after painting all the walls black.
Tagged in this Tour: music
Tagged in this Tour: the sexy tours
Tagged in this Tour: Jimi Hendrix's London
Tagged in this Tour: London Album Covers Top 10
Tagged in this Tour: The Beatles take London
Tagged in this Tour: The Ultimate Beatles Tour