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2001-Mar-31: A Cuban Tribute

Last year Sir Paul and two of his children paid a brief visit to Santiago, Cuba's second largest city.  They dined in a restaurant in the fortress of San Pedro de la Roca.  The Cuban press reports that to commemorate the event, a bronze plaque has been affixed to the restaurant chair in which he sat, inscribed with the date of the visit and offering "many thanks" to Sir Paul.

This tribute is significant in that the music of the Beatles was banned in Cuba for so many years.  John Lennon has also been memorialized in Havana.   His statue (portraying him in a casual pose wearing jeans and his wire rimmed glasses) was dedicated last December to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death.    The glasses were promptly stolen, but quickly replaced.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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