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Old 13th Nov 08, 22:18
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Default Graves of the famous or quirky tales

Has anyone got any grave pictures of either the rich, famous or any interesting stories behind them?

The one I think has a great story behind it is this rather plain grave in Woodhouse cemetery in Leeds.
Infact It's so plain you wouldn't look at it twice!

Being for the benefit of Mr Kite, Here lies Pablo Fanque


While the grave of Eleanor Rigby in Liverpool inspired Paul McCartney. Leeds also boasts a grave stone that played a part in the Beatles song writing history.
The grave of William Darby a.k.a Pablo Fanque can be found in a quiet part of Woodhouse cemetery.
Pablo Fanque had a successful travelling circus in the 1840's. John Lennon bought one of the posters for the spectacular circus show and wrote the song
'Being for the benefit of Mr Kite' on the 1967 Sgt Pepper album.
Pablo's wife Suzanne was killed in a freak accident in 1848.
The big top collapsed while they were playing to a large crowd in the Headrow, Leeds. She was buried in Woodhouse cemetery and Pablo was buried alongside her when he died in 1871.

The song can be listened to here

Messrs. K and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!



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