Celebration for the Blue Plaque at 3 Savile Row – 28th April.

There will be an informal gathering outside 3 Savile Row on Sunday 28th April to celebrate the new Blue Plaque which marks The Beatles’ rooftop concert in January 1969.

Richard Porter, one of the committee to erect the plaque said ‘I have been guiding Beatles tours in London for over 25 years, and visit Savile Row at least 3 days a week. On nearly every tour I am asked why there is no commemoration to the Beatles on the building. I was therefore delighted when I was approached by David Rosen of Pilcher Hershman, a fellow Beatles fan who works in Savile Row, with the idea of forming a committee to put up a Blue Plaque. We got together with fellow Beatles fans,  Mark Baxter of Mono Media Films, and David Stark of Songlink, to make it happen. As 3 Savile Row is a listed building, it took a long time for the plaque to be approved, but finally we were delighted to get the green light from Westminster Council.’

Amongst the guests who are expected to attend the celebration include Kevin Harrington, a former employee of Apple, who famously held up the lyrics of ‘Dig a Pony’ for John Lennon, who couldn’t remember the lyrics of his own song! Another special guest will be Barry Miles, who was head of ‘Zapple’ and now a respected author.

The original ‘Apple Scruffs’ will take their place on the steps of 3 Savile Row, just as they did 50 years ago!

The event will start at 11am at 3 Savile Row and continue later at a nearby pub.

5 thoughts on “Celebration for the Blue Plaque at 3 Savile Row – 28th April.”

  1. Yessssss! At last thank you for all your efforts Richard. Greatly looking forward to being there on the 28th.
    Best regards
    Steve

  2. Hi Steve

    Just To let you know we’ve had to change the venue of the party on Sunday to The Windmill, 6-8 Mill St W1S 2AZ – which is only a 5-10 minute walk from 3 Savile Row. We will be gathering at 3 Savile Row for a photo call etc at 11am, and going to the pub after that. I will at Savile Row from around 10:30am if you are early.

    See you Sunday!

    Richard Porter

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