Blue Plaque for 3 Savile Row?

Last week I was talking with a resident of Savile Row and we wondered why there wasn’t any sort of commemoration at 3 Savile Row, where of course the Beatles had their ‘Apple’ HQ, and played on the roof for their last ever live performance.

We though it would be a great idea if English Heritage put up a commemorative blue plaque on the building. Those of you who have visited London will know that these are put up to celebrate famous people and the buildings they live and worked in.

On the 40th anniversary of the rooftop concert I was lucky enough to go on the roof, and at the same time was shown a plaque (see below) that Westminster Council wanted to put on the building, but it seems the owners didn’t want it. I believe the building has been sold since then.

I will be contacting various Beatles people and organisations in the coming days to see what they think, and to take things further.

Do you agree that there should be a commemoration to the Beatles at 3 Savile Row? If so, please leave a comment below, or email me at richardandirina@tiscali.co.uk

We go to 3 Savile Row on my London Beatles Walks http://www.beatlesinlondon.com

 

 

The rejected ‘City of Westminster’ Plaque. Beatles ‘pop band’?? The wording could have been better!

18 thoughts on “Blue Plaque for 3 Savile Row?”

  1. It would most certainly be an honorable thing to do. This four man pop band that was awarded the MBE (and two of them awarded Knighthood by Buckingham Palace)with world wide acclaim and beloved by their nation, it should be and easy decision. The current property owner of 3 Savile Row should be nothing less than honored to have THEIR historical building tagged as such.
    ~ Harold Montgomery (California USA)

  2. Yes, definitely! (But leave out the “pop band”) Abercrombie Kids which occupy the building have memorabilia inside about the Beatles, why do they not want the plaque? Strange!

  3. Was in 3 savile row last year.Now Abercrombie kids clothing.Was blown away,elated just couldn’t believe it.Felt obliged to buy a t shirt as well cause it’s so lovely inside and also a huge acknowledgement of The buildings Beatles history.Its free I recommend it to any fan

  4. Yes of course! I think ‘The Beatles’ is sufficient. Everyone knows who they were and are. Didn’t they have their Apple office there also? I would think that should be mentioned on the plaque also and the years they worked there. Their rooftop concert there is a footnote.

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