Paul McCartney and John Lennon visit the Robert Fraser Gallery

Tuesday, November 22, 1966
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Robert Fraser Gallery, 69 Duke Street, London, UK

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On this day, Paul McCartney visited the Robert Fraser Gallery for the opening of an exhibition by American sculptor Claes Oldenburg. John Lennon was present as well; it was the second time he met with Yoko Ono.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 1966 John and Yoko re-entered each other’s orbit shortly thereafter, once more through the influence of the art world; this time it was at the Robert Fraser Gallery on Duke Street. John remembered, “The second time I met her at a gallery opening of Claes Oldenburg in London. We were very shy, we nodded at each other and we didn’t know—she was standing behind me, I looked away because I’m very shy with people, especially chicks. We just smiled and stood frozen together in this cocktail party thing.” Yoko recalled the contrast in his appearance: “John was probably up all night. I don’t know what he was doing but he looked like a totally different person—unshaven, looking very sort of, uh, angry, and he was — I just was amazed at — it was the person I met in the Indica Gallery.

From “Lennonology” by Chip Madinger, Scott Raile

Paul McCartney with American sculptor Claes Oldenburg – From Meet the Beatles for Real: Fraser Gallery
Paul McCartney with American sculptor Claes Oldenburg – From Meet the Beatles for Real: Fraser Gallery
From The Fraser Gallery opened an exhibition of Claes Oldenburg – The Beatles History (

From 19 November 1966 – Paul at Cavendish Ave.? with Robert Fraser – Beatles and Solo Photos Forum ( – With Robert Fraser at his home in Candevish, fresh from his trip to France and Kenya 11/19/1966

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