Marylebone is a small area in London. It is a part of the city of Westminster. The area is home to some of the most recognisable historic landmarks in the country including Baker Street, St. Cristopher’s Place, Marylebone Station, and Portland Place. Marylebone has a laid back vibe and relaxed setting. One of the prime reasons why properties in Marylebone sell like hot cakes is that many famous people have lived in the area. In this post, our Marylebone estate agent takes a look at some of the famous people who have lived in Marylebone.
Adam Ant was born and brought up in Marylebone. Born Stuart Leslie Goddard, the English singer and musician emerged huge on the London music scene between 1980-83. During this period, he scored 10 UK top 10 hits. Goddard was born to Leslie Alfred Goddard and Betty Kathleen Smith. He spent his early life in a two-bedroom modest accommodation in De Walden buildings, St. John’s Wood.
Goddard created a stir at his first school by throwing a brick through his head teacher’s office window on two consecutive occasions. He was placed under the supervision of Joanna Saloman, a teacher at the school. Goddard credits Joanna for identifying his talent and encouraging him to nurture his abilities. Adam is multi-talented and has also worked as an actor.
If you don’t know anything about Paul McCartney, there are good chances you have been living under a rock. The legendary singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist is credited for changing the music landscape. Paul gained international fame as the lead singer and bass guitarist for the iconic rock band the Beatles.
McCartney was knighted in 1997. During the 1960s, he, along with his band members recorded various compositions at their Abbey Road Studios. Paul used the studio to work on one of his most loved and popular compositions, Eleanor Rigby. McCartney and his wife are vegetarians and have been working for animal rights for quite some time now.
Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey) gained international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. Credited for composing various Beatles’ songs such as Octopus’s Garden and Don’t Pass Me By, the multitalented artist dons several hats. Starr has also sung various songs with his bandmates.
After the band broke up in 1970, Starr went on to have a successful solo career. After the band members went their separate ways, Ringo released several successful singles such as Back off Boogaloo, It Don’t Come Easy, and You’re Sixteen. During the mid-1960s, Starr leased a flat in Marylebone. During his stay at Marylebone, Starr worked on various compositions with his bandmates.
David William Donald Cameron is a well-known British politician. He served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010-2016. Cameron was born into an upper-middle-class family in Marylebone. He is credited for introducing various reforms related to education, immigration, and healthcare.
Cameron is also credited for overseeing the referendum on voting reform and the Scottish independence referendum. Cameron is praised for his policies that helped reduce the country’s national deficit. In 2016, following a referendum to leave the European Union, Cameron announced his decision to step down as U.K. prime minister. He was succeeded by Theresa May.
Jimi Hendrix does not need any introduction. One of the most influential guitarists of all time, James Marshall Jimmy Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) had an excellent rapport with the Beatles. In 1966, Hendrix sublet Ringo Starr’s apartment in Marylebone, where he lived with his then-girlfriend Kathy, manager, and his girlfriend. Hendrix had a fallout with Starr and Starr evicted him in 1967. In 1968, the guitar legend moved into the apartment once again and lived there with John Lennon and Yoko Ono for three months.
One of the most influential storytellers of all time. Charles John Huffam Dickens is credited for creating a number of popular fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
After his father’s untimely death, Dickens was forced to discontinue his studies and work in a factory to support his family. Dickens did not receive a formal education, however, the lack of formal education wasn’t able to stop him from etching his name as one of the most loved literary geniuses of all time in the history books. After the birth of their third child, the Dickens family moved to a big house in Marleybone, where they lived for around 12 years. During this period, Dickens wrote fie novels; David Copperfield, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, and Dombey & Son.
John Winston Ono Lennon, one of the greatest musicians of all time. The English songwriter, peace activist, and singer was the moving force behind the Beatles, one of the most popular bands of all time. In 1968, Lennon moved into the property at 34 Montagu Square in Marylebone with his second wife Yoko Ono. During his stay at the property, Lennon collaborated with his Japanese wife and band members to produce some of their most memorable works.
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