Yoko Ono unveils plaque on Lennon's London home

Japanese artist and musician Yoko Ono gestures as she poses in front of a Blue Plaque to honour British musician John Lennon during an unveiling ceremony at 34 Montagu Square in London, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. John Lennon is commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque in celebration of his life and contribution to music at the flat where he shared his first home with Yoko Ono and where the famous nude photograph of John and Yoko was taken for the 'Two Virgins' album cover. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

October 23, 2010 5:33:26 PM PDT
Yoko Ono has unveiled a commemorative plaque on the London home she shared with John Lennon.

The blue English Heritage plaque adorns a Georgian row house at 34 Montagu Square, where the couple lived in 1968.

The ground floor and basement apartment was home to several rock legends. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr bought the property in 1965, and he sublet it to Paul McCartney and later Jimi Hendrix before Lennon and Ono moved in.

It was the setting for the nude photo of the couple on the cover of their "Two Virgins" album.

Ono said Saturday she was honored by the decision to erect the plaque, one of hundreds across London marking the homes of prominent figures.

Lennon would have turned 70 on Oct. 9. He was shot dead in New York in December 1980.


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