UK Landmarks Tour, Day 5 (Wednesday, May 16)

Today is a free day for the group (“day at leisure” in travel agent itinerary-speak), so the group scattered to enjoy other areas of London. I myself went shopping here. That was a bad (read: very expensive) idea.

Without anything on the schedule, I had a chance to post these recreations of some album artwork. Let’s start with some Clash, which was taken on a staircase in Camden Market.

Now watch this Beatles video that was shot on May 19, 1966, in a park called Chiswick Gardens.

The artwork for the single was also shot on that same day.

So we did this.

Then there’s this shot for the Beatles’ “Nowhere Man.”

Nerdy, yes. But we had fun.

Two more pictures. First, this is World’s End at 430 The King’s Road, the former site of Sex, the store in which the Sex Pistols were put together by Malcolm McLaren in 1975.

And just down the road, the former headquarters of Swansong, Led Zeppelin’s record label.

Back on the road to visit more site tomorrow.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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