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Late April or May 1967

Hanging out at Paul’s home

Last updated on May 11, 2024


7 Cavendish Avenue, St John’s Wood, London, UK

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In late April or May of 1967, a young journalist named Stuart Kendall planned to interview John Lennon at Paul’s home. However, he forgot his camera, so he borrowed one from fan Lizzie Bravo, who was outside Paul’s home. Kendell was able to take some photos of Paul, John, Mick Jagger, and Maggie McGivern, who were also present.

Another attendee on that day was Terry Doran, who took a picture of Stuart Kendall with Paul, John, and Mick Jagger.

The photos of Paul’s interior revealed “Le Jeu De Mourre“, the René Magritte painting which inspired the Apple logo, and the abandoned first design of the “Sgt. Pepper” drum skin hanging on the walls.

It is intriguing to observe “Le Jeu De Mourre” in a 1967 photograph, considering Paul often stated he obtained the painting in June 1968. René Magritte completed “Le Jeu De Mourre” in 1966, and Paul acquired two Magritte paintings in the spring of 1966.

I have a picture that Terry Doran took of me, John, Paul and Mick Jagger sitting on the sofa in Paul’s living room at Cavendish Avenue in St John’s Wood. He took it using an Instamatic camera that a fan gave me when I went in through the gates of the house on the afternoon of March 31st 1967, on the condition that I get a shot of John for her. I did, sitting in the back garden on the steps. The fan was called Lizzie Bravo and, 40 years later, now living in South America, she showed me the shot on the film cassette I gave back to her. I kept a film cassette for myself which had the picture that Terry D took. Lizzie was one of the girls who, years later, was waiting outside Abbey Road Studios when John wanted some girls to help with the backing on ‘Across The Universe’ and invited them in to Studio 2. I’d love to know where Terry Doran is now. Nice guy. Nothing’s gonna change my world.

Terry Doran – From Kenwood: Kenwood: Terry Doran. (kenwoodlennon.blogspot.com), June 2009 – NB: March 31, 1967 is unlikely, considering the Rolling Stones were on tour in Europe, from March 25 to April 17, 1967.

lizzie was outside waiting for john, as usual… that’s mick jagger, and there’s a young lady there too. terry doran was there also, and george arrived as stu was leaving. terry took the photos of stuart and the three guys (john, paul and mick), but stu only has one, which he gave me in high definition. his whole story, beautifully told to me in detail several times, is in my book. i sent the chapter to stuart, he loved it and it has now been professionally reviewed (for grammar, etc.) and my friend also loved it and made just a couple of minor changes. i can’t wait for you all to read it, i’m getting VERY excited as the book is nearer and nearer to being ready. stu had lost these two photos. i accidentally found them in a very tiny size, and with some research we got to the person who had bought them at an auction and this person kindly sent stu a better scan. since stu thinks there might be some more pix and/or negatives in his attick somewhere, i think i’m going to offer my cleaning services to his lovely wife and try to find them next time i’m in london! i am a fab cleaner, believe me! and i am well-known for finding things that have been lost for a long time.

Lizzie Bravo – From LIZZIES CAMERA: « Beatle Photo Blog (archive.org), September 2013

hi again. just a note: since stu and i never exchanged names or addresses at the time, we only “found” each other a few years ago. he had never seen the stunning photo of john he had taken for me (the film in my camera only had ONE frame left!) nor had i ever seen the photo of him with the lads or these two or the one of martha sitting on paul’s lap that came out in the beatles monthly.

Lizzie Bravo – From LIZZIES CAMERA: « Beatle Photo Blog (archive.org), September 2013

In my garden at Cavendish Avenue, which was a 100-year-old house I’d bought, Robert was a frequent visitor. One day he got hold of a Magritte he thought I’d love. Being Robert, he would just get it and bring it. I was out in the garden with some friends. I think I was filming Mary Hopkin with a film crew, just getting her to sing live in the garden, with bees and flies buzzing around, high summer. We were in the long grass, very beautiful, very country-like. We were out in the garden and Robert didn’t want to interrupt, so when we went back in the big door from the garden to the living room, there on the table he’d just propped up this little Magritte. It was of a green apple. That became the basis of the Apple logo. Across the painting Magritte had written in that beautiful handwriting of his ‘Au Revoir’. And Robert had split. I thought that was the coolest thing anyone’s ever done with me. When I saw it, I just thought: ‘Robert’. Nobody else could have done that. Of course we’d settle the bill later. He wouldn’t hit me with a bill.

Paul McCartney – From “Groovy Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Fraser” by Harriet Vyner, 1999

From Meet the Beatles for Real: Relaxing at Paul’s house – Photos taken by Stuart Kendell
From Meet the Beatles for Real: Relaxing at Paul’s house
From 1967 : r/beatles (reddit.com) – Paul, John, Mick Jagger and a fan named Stuart Kendall pose for a photo at Cavendish.

René Magritte’s “Le Jeu De Mourre”

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