Paul McCartney attends a party by Georgie Fame

Sunday, January 8, 1967
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The Cromwellian Club, London, UK

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On this day, Paul McCartney went to a costume party hosted by singer Georgie Fame at the Cromwellian Club. At the party, Paul was dressed up as a Confederate General. Other notable guests included John Lennon, who was dressed as a Priest, Ringo Starr, dressed as an Arab, Brian Epstein, dressed as a clown, and Jane Asher as an angel.


Freud would have had a ball with the subconscious desires behind choice of costumes when Georgie Fame threw a fancy dress party at London’s Cromwellian Club on Sunday to celebrate the 21st birthday of his fiancee, Carmen Jiminez. Georgie is seen above with Brother John Lennon and General Paul McCartney. Other guests and disguises included Ringo (an Arab), Brian Epstein (clown), Georgie’s manager Rik Gunnell (ballet dancer), Jane Asher (angel) and Zoot Money (tramp). […]

Ringo the Arab, John Lennon the Priest, Paul McCartney a Confederate General and Brian Epstein the Clown, were among the many strangely garbed celebrities at the Coming of Age party for Georgie Fame’s fiancée Carmen Jiminez, held at London’s Cromwellian Club on Sunday. All the guests wore fancy dress, and rivalling the Beatles were Jane Asher as an angel, Georgie Fame as a Regency Buck and Zoot Money as a tramp. Rik Gunnell went as Rudolph Nureyev and danced with publicist Jim Ramble – who was in drag!

From Melody Maker – January 14, 1967
From Melody Maker – January 14, 1967
From Melody Maker – January 14, 1967

John & Paul have Fame between them!

JOHN LENNON (as a priest) and PAUL McCARTNEY (as an American Civil War Officer) gag it up with GEORGIE FAME (a Regency buck — or is it Paul Revere ?) at the fancy dress party held at the Cromwellian on Sunday to celebrate Georgie’s fiancee’s 21st birthday. BELOW: The lucky girl, CARMEN JIMINEZ, has a wedding rehearsal with GEORGIE, with the priest no less than JOHN LENNON. But the real wedding isn’t fixed yet. The couple have been engaged for a year.

From New Musical Express – January 14, 1967
From New Musical Express – January 14, 1967


IN TYPICAL LENNON humour BeatIe John dressed as a priest for a fancy dress party in Kensington, London, at the weekend. Complete with cassock, “dog collar,” and priest’s hat John was one of the stars at the 21th birthday party at the Cromwellian club of Georgie Fame’s fiancée, Carmen. Guests were invited to attend dressed “as characters they would like to be.”

“Father” Lennon is seen here chatting to “Regency buck” Georgie and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, a U.S. Confederate Army officer.

During the party. Paul left the club and returned later with four Smithfield Market meat porters who he introduced as his “guests.” And Brian Epstein, dressed as a down, asked “Father” Lennon’s permission to leave and was refused.

From Disc And Music Echo – January 14, 1967
From Disc And Music Echo – January 14, 1967


Gay and colourful scene at the Cromwellian last Sunday. Occasion was the 21st birthday party of GEORGIE FAME’s girl friend CARMEN — and the affair called for Fancy Dress. RINGO STARR appeared as an Arab, PAUL McCARTNEY as a Confederate Soldier. JANE ASHER as an Angel, JOHN LENNON as a Priest (!), BRIAN EPSTEIN as a Clown, GEORGIE FAME as a Regency Buck, RIK GUNNEL as RUDOLPH NURYEV and ZOOT MONEY as a Tramp. Other guests included ERIC BURDON, CHAS CHANDLER, THE FOURMOST and SOUNDS INC.

From Record Mirror – January 14, 1967
From Record Mirror – January 14, 1967

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