Australian singles charts:
The double-A side single Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever entered the Kent charts on 11 March 1967 and was a #1 hit. The record was #5 on the Top 100 of 1967.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney (both songs)
Record label of Australian release:
Penny Lane is a road in the south Liverpool suburb of Mossley Hill. The name also applies to the area surrounding its junction with Smithdown Road and Allerton Road, and to the roundabout at Smithdown Place that was the location for a major bus terminus, originally an important tram junction of Liverpool Corporation Tramways. The roundabout was a frequent stopping place for John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison during their years as schoolchildren and students.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Lane
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Strawberry Field was the name of a Salvation Army children’s home close to John Lennon’s childhood home in Liverpool. Lennon and his friends used to play in the wooded garden behind the home. One of Lennon’s childhood treats was the garden party held each summer in Calderstones Park, near the home, where a Salvation Army brass band played.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry_Fields_Forever
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