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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We go to 3 Savile Row on my London Beatles Walks http://www.beatlesinlondon.com
Update 31st January 2019
The application for the blue plaque has been submitted to Westminster Council – but did go through before January 30th, for the 50 anniversary. However, we are expecting to get approval in mid February, with the plaque unveiled as soon as we can after that.
The rejected ‘City of Westminster’ Plaque. Beatles ‘pop band’?? The wording could have been better!