Solutions ALL TEN FOUND/SOLVED (11/7)) Nov 3, 2020 10:16:33 GMT -5
Post by Jenny on Nov 3, 2020 10:16:33 GMT -5
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GRIFFITH PARK, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, PEPPERLAND ROCK (LOCATED BEHIND THE MERRY-GO-ROUND)
Sixty-eight jumpers all tied to rope = Every horse on this merry-go-round was designed to be a jumper, and there are 68 horses on this MGR.
The band grinds and they start to lope = There was a real organ (which “grinded”) and played band music. But the word “band” had triple meaning…it also meant the band, the Beatles, and referred to Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Created in the twenties and jewel encrusted = This MGR was made in the 1920 and had jewels added to it
Today they are paint-chipped, and a bit rusted = The MGR is old and is showing wear
Music racing around fourteen miles an hour is not too fast = This MGR went 14 miles per hour
Sitting on his bench, he watched them tour past = Walt Disney used to come to this park with his two daughters and sit on a bench while they rode this MGR. There is a bench dedicated to him. The word, “tour” is used because of the Beatles song, Magical Mystery TOUR.
Raising smiles on his daughters’ faces = Another reference to Walt Disney’s two daughters. Raising smiles is again from Beatles lyrics.
Guaranteed dreams of magical places = The word, “guaranteed” from the same Beatles lyrics. Magical places is a reference to Disney Land.. and also Magical Mystery Tour.
From the Los Angeles Times:
MAY 30, 1987
Beatlemaniacs can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fab Four’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album at today’s noon dedication of “Pepperland” in Griffith Park. That’s right, Pepperland.
Beatles fans intent on having a West Coast version of the “Strawberry Fields” garden in New York City’s Central Park have planted trees and shrubs in a four-acre plot of land next to the Griffith Park merry-go-round. Today, that plot will be christened “Pepperland.”
The celebration will include the ceremonial planting of a final tree, and the unveiling of a stone monument to the Liverpudlians. The “Sgt. Pepper’s” album debuted 20 years ago Monday.
***The tangerine trees that were planted were destroyed by beetles!
Here is what it reads on the Pepperland Rock Plaque:
A grove of tangerine trees and marmalade skies
where dreams come true and peace abounds
we thank John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George
Harrison and Ringo Starr for being the human
instruments of the phenomenon called The
Beatles. This grove is lovingly dedicated
May 30,1987 by fans of the 20th Anniversary
of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts
The proxy was hidden directly below the OFSGT on the plaque