Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Beatles at Norwich 1963

This Blue Plaque spotted en route Prince of Wales Road. There are 39 succinct and informative Blue Plaques researched by Nick Williams in Norwich. Besides this plaque there's another Norwich-Beatles connection. Pablo Fanque who was born in Norwich in 1796 was the  first Black Circus owner, an expert equestrian and a tightrope-walker. He is alluded to by John Lennon in 'Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite',  a song on the mega-seminal pop album 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' of 1967.  

The Hendersons will all be there 
Late of Pablo Fanque's fair

But I  just can't imagine today's music stars queuing up for chips with their fans.

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