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Beatles London

A parrot and a piano in Notting Hill, London 1968

On Sunday July 28th 1968, the Beatles visited the Mercury Theatre as part of their Mad Day Out antics.

The second location in The Beatles’ Mad Day Out escapades took place here at Ladbroke Road in Notting Hill, London.

The building was originally a church hall dating from 1848, and is now a private home. The Beatles’ car was parked near the Horbury Chapel, where they waited in the theatre until a parrot handler arrived.

The group posed with the parrot in a number of shots near a theatre exit. They took to the stage for several pictures, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney alternating as the main figure. The Beatles then began a jam session around a piano, with the parrot perched on Paul’s left shoulder.

The Beatles London exploits consisted of various trips to the East End and North London.

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