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  1. Kwai Chang says:

    It’s hard to say what the Beatles thought of The Fool. The mural on the boutique building was decent work…as was the paint job on Lennon’s Rolls Royce. Everything else was excessive and disposable. The boutique was outside of the Beatles’ element and any novel amusement it provided was probably short lived…especially when one considers the expense of running the store. Maybe that’s why John looks a little tense here. Was he stressing over such an costly party…or is he merely preoccupied with thoughts of Yoko?

  2. GLCompany says:

    Wasn’t this 5 December 1967?

  3. Nick D. says:

    Have a bite of my Apple!

  4. Alex of the Bronx says:

    Is John tense or on an acid trip ?

  5. Cara says:

    I vote for the latter, Alex!

  6. Pete F. says:

    I LOVE this photo!

  7. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Date is correct, GLC

  8. Lynn says:

    Re: Kwai Chang post – The Fool didn’t paint John Lennon’s Rolls Royce as is popularly believed. Steve Weaver created the pattern and was commisioned by J.P. Fallon Limited, a coachworks company located in Chertsey, Surrey, to paint the Phantom V. Marijke Koger of The Fool was however the original inspiration and had suggested to John that he have his Rolls painted like the gypsy caravan in his garden.

  9. Nick D. says:

    Didn’t the Fool paint George & Pattie’s house in Esher?

  10. Kwai Chang says:

    That was some beautiful information. Thank you for sharing it. I love the Rolls…I think the paint job is full of flair and imagination. The painted vessel must have enraged many a blue blood while navigating the waters of London’s social/cultural shoals. A diametric opposition to be sure…
    but, not very incognito…
    (bring in the white Phantom)
    ahoy, lads!

  11. Kwai Chang says:

    At Nick D…
    I think Esher’s exterior paint speaks volumes about why The Fool COULD NOT have been involved. Their work was too exact and disciplined. This is not the case at Esher. The paint job MIGHT actually be ancient runes or code…but, I doubt it. If there is a hidden message to Esher’s statement, it is “L.S.D. and Spray-Paint DON’T MIX!!!”
    It must have been a very potent batch…(not the paint)
    and it seems to have been fun for those involved…(how many helpers?)
    …alas, spray paint probably doesn’t come in ‘Navajo White’ but, George might have done a few sketches first. Or, even better…hire The Fool!

  12. MarkZapp says:

    The Fool also painted the fireplace in George & Pattie’s home in Esher.

  13. Alex of the Bronx says:

    Unfortunately makes you think who the fools really were…………………………….

  14. j0j0 says:

    The paint job on the esher home was the works of george , pattie, and friends such as mick and mariann. Visiting friends were encouraged to add to the work of art. I think I read this in Wonderful tonight by Pattie

  15. BLJ says:

    j0j0 you are correct, I read that in Pattie’s book also. Mick and Marriann wrote “Mick and Mariann was here” on the bottem of the house.

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