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Famous Pop Locations – A selection of notable British rock landmarks

Tittenhurst Park, Bedfordshire: 
Located somewhere between Ascot and Sunningdale, this Georgian mansion set in a sprawling estate of 72 acres, was home to John Lennon from May 1969 until September 1973. Imagine was recorded here, as was the famed footage of John and Yoko in an all-white room.

Stocks Country Club, Aldbury, Hertfordshire:
The location for the cover artwork on the Oasis album, Be Here Now .

East Afton Farm, Freshwater, Isle Of Wight:
Site of the Isle of Wight’s third festival (August 1970) with a line-up including Jimi Hendrix ,The Doors and The Who . Over half a million people made the trip to the island.

Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool:
Legendary venue for The Beatles who first played there in March 1961. They supposedly went on to play there a further 291 times. The club was closed down by Public Health officials in February 1966, only to open its doors again between July 1966 and May 1973.

The Rainbow, 232 Seven Sisters Road, London:
Prior to becoming The Rainbow in 1971 the club was known as the Finsbury Park Astoria, during which time acts such as The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix featured on the bill. In fact it was the scene of Jimi’s first ever guitar pyrotechnics.

In the subsequent Rainbow days, acts such as The Who played there. Famously it was the scene of Eric Clapton‘s comeback following drugs rehabilitation, and his resultant live album in January 1973.


Zebra Crossing, Abbey Road, London NW8:
Probably one of the most famous landmarks in rock following its appearance on the cover of The Beatles‘ 1969 Abbey Road album. Later parodied by a besocked Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Pictured at right).

Sex, 430 Kings Road, London SW10:
Originally opened by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood in 1971, the shop was christened ‘Sex’ in 1975.

Popular with rock stars of the time for its outlandish fashion, though probably best remembered for being the place where the idea of The Sex Pistols was conceived.

Original Pistols bassist and songwriter, Glen Matlock, worked here.

Apple HQ, 3 Savile Row, London W1:
Command centre for The Beatles own record label and scene of the legendary impromptu rooftop concert on 30 January 1969 (their final public appearance as a band).

The Factory, Royce Lane, Hulme, Greater Manchester:
Club owner and label boss Tony Wilson opened the club here in 1978. Joy Division , Big In Japan and Happy Mondays all got their start here.