Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Curious History: “And of Course Henry the Horse Dances the Waltz!"


  This is a reproduction of the poster that inspired John Lennon to write the song, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is printed in a limited edition of 1,967.
Lennon bought the poster in an antique shop and hung it in his music room. While writing for Sgt. Pepper one day, he drew inspiration from the quirky, old-fashioned language and set the words to music. The Henderson’s will dance and sing, as Mr. Kite flies through the ring, don’t be late!

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