1. Lizzie says:

    regent’s park? hampstead heath? he always went to primrose hill, but somehow i don’t think that’s there. monkey? i’m sure it must be someone walking their monkey in the park… i don’t remember seeing any monkeys hanging around in london. meanwhile, over here where i live (in the botanical gardens section of rio de janeiro) little monkeys walk all over the electrical wires on the street all the time. plus we have big monkeys coming to some neighbor’s homes to get bananas. the first time i saw them i thought they were small children (remember, i am very short sighted…).

  2. Kwai Chang says:

    “Does Bubbles live here?”
    (Havenhurst Ave. Encino Ca. home of Bubbles Jackson…the chimp)

  3. Jorge says:

    Hey John, can you come up with a song for this one? Heh heh

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my human…
    (get this leash off of me!)

  5. Cara says:

    Hm, I was actually thinking it’s more like Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? Stay away from Martha, you cheeky monkey!

  6. Tammy says:

    Wasn’t Bubbles the chimp shot at Liz Taylor’s wedding to Larry Fortensky?. I had a copy of the Enquirer at the time, they reported with photos (albeit just a pic of a monkey flat on it’s back) that Bubbles, Michaels simian companion was the ring bearer for Liz and Larry, but it got stuck into the rum punch before the ceremony. Bubbles alegedly went beresk, attacking guests, flinging shit, jumping on tables and violating all and sundry, only to have a security guard pop him. If this isn’t true, I have zero interest in hearing anyone tell me otherwise :-)

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

    It’s Primrose Hill

  8. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    If you walk further up the hill you get to the spot where the Stones “Between The Buttons” album cover was shot early one stoned misty morning in late ’66

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    I had not heard the news. I was going to add a disclaimer regarding the Hayvenhurst residence. I haven’t got a clue as to what happened to the ‘compound/zoo’ since Michael’s passing. I’m not sure if anything is as it was.
    So, I’m sad at the news…but, thankful that they didn’t scandalize the event. The poor little guy might have gotten an unwanted dose of fame:
    Lee Harvey Bubbles was the lone simian attempting to commit the Wedding Spectacle!
    (Film at 11:00!)

  10. Tammy says:

    There are monkeys running loose in the middle of London!!??

  11. Tammy says:

    I know, poor Bubbles, who knew it was a death sentence to turn up smashed at a wedding, bite, scream, and fling shit at people, if that were the case here I wouldn’t have a family member left.

  12. Lizzie says:

    thank you, a car! i have to remember to walk around primrose hill next time i’m in london. in the 60’s all we did was follow paul walking martha pretending not to be following him, so i didn’t get to know the place that well.

  13. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    That’s what was incongrous at first, Tam, but as Lizzie suggests, it’s probably someone’s pet. Ironically, Regents Park Zoo is only a short stroll away. And I don’t have the other pics to hand to compare but is Paul wearing the same clothes as in those other shots Linda took of him on the back porch of Cavendish with the acoustic guitar – and Ivan Vaughn (again from memory). Apologies if I’m wide of the mark.

  14. Kwai Chang says:

    @A Car…
    “wide of the mark”?!?!?
    brother…you ARE the mark!!!
    OKAY! We ALL apologize for constantly wanting the BEST Beatle data!
    But, if you play it(the apology) backwards…it says “you turned us on – Thank you!”


    @Tammy: Dutchess Of Oven…

  15. Tammy says:

    Hi Datey, Macca is in different clothes to the pics of Paul jivin’ with Ivan on the Cav back porch (coming to a Beatle photo blog post near you soon). I did put up a pic recently of Paul wandering through what looks like a forest, and i’m sure he’s in the same clothes as here.

    I can’t tell you how disappointed i am to find out London isn’t inhabited by whoops of marauding monkeys. I had visions of visiting Primrose hill and having monkeys scampering around me, General Urko jumping out from behind trees trying to ping me off with his ape rifle .. or, maybe even being acosted late one night by Gerald the gorilla on Hampstead Heath.

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