An ordinary looking house in West London has been transformed into a Forever Home because within it you can find a magical mystery tour of the world of The Beatles.
The home is a tribute to the achievements of the fab four – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – who emerged from Liverpool’s Cavern Club and pioneered the Mersey Beat way back in the early 1960s.
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An Aladdin’s cave of The Beatles memorabilia
The house boasts an Aladdin’s cave of Beatles memorabilia which is insured with specialist home and contents insurance provider Adrian Flux for more than £70,000.
It seems just like “yesterday” that the collection began with the first acquisition in 1999 of a signed photograph of The Beatles which was bought at Sotheby’s auction house in London for £900.
Today the owner possesses more autographed pictures, signed letters and books, signed radio, TV and film scripts, and awards, including one for top selling record of 1968 for Hey Jude. Most pieces in the collection were bought at auction and the manifest of valuable memorabilia goes on and on, like a long and winding road, in fact.
Among the more poignant items in the collection are the Articles of Association for The Beatles Ltd company, accounts statement for Apple, signed by George Harrison and a letter from Paul McCartney to a fan in 1962.
The most recent addition to the collection is a Macca-signed script of a radio broadcast hosted by David Frost.
A Paul McCartney letter to a fan, an award for best selling record of 1968 and various business papers are included in the £70,000 collection.
Fan’s favourite is Paul McCartney
While admiring all members of The Beatles, the owner’s favourite is McCartney, whom he has seen at various venues over the years including Earls Court, the O2, in Dublin, at The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park and at The Cliffs Pavillion in Southend. Sadly, the Adrian Flux customer has never personally met Macca, though he would dearly like to.
The Beatles best tracks? If pushed, the collector would vote for the marvellous medley that closes the Abbey Road album.
However, the Adrian Flux customer’s fascinating collection isn’t restricted to The Beatles. He also owns the award for the then best selling record of all time for Elton John’s Candle in the Wind recorded at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in August 1997.
Art by Andy Warhol and Paul Karslake amongst collection
Iconic Marilyn Monroe poster signed by Andy Warhol is part of an impressive art collection.
He has an impressive art collection too, including a number of works by British painter Paul Karslake who became famous for his depictions of celebrities such as the the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine and Grace Kelly.
He also owns a copy of an iconic Marilyn Monroe poster created by 50s pop art pioneer Andy Warhol, which is signed by the artist.
After getting the collection valued by a London auction house the owner took out specialist Adrian Flux Forever Homes insurance cover keeping the collection protected to the value of £70,000.
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And, on the subject of keeping your favourite things well protected, check out this track recorded in the days before Ringo joined the band. It features Pete Best on drums and an Elvis Presley-sounding Tony Sheridan on vocals. You may like it, the team at Adrian Flux certainly do!