Did you know that the Beatles ‘Penny Lane’ really exists and that there’s one in Key West? Well it’s 100% TRUE on both accounts!
Welcome to Key West’s Penny Lane! Though the Beatles did in fact visit Key West, I have no confirmation that they visited or walked on Penny Lane. Wouldn’t that be too cool if they had!
Here’s the most famous portion of the song that most recall words: Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes, There beneath the blue suburban skies I sit, and meanwhile back in Penny Lane. Here’s something that you probably didn’t know about the 1967 Beatles smash hit single from arguably Rock-N-Roll’s GREATEST band of all time! Their record label didn’t want the Beatles to release any more singles for a few months after the 45 RPM release of Strawberry Fields Forever so the Beatles turned around and put the song Penny Lane on its B-side (pictured below) and promoted it as their next single showing the record company who’s really the boss!
Oh yeah, by the way, the real Penny Lane referred to in the Beatles song actually exists in Liverpool, England! (photo below)
You can find Key West’s Penny Lane within the ritziest part of town known as Truman Annex Housing on the old U.S. Navy Base.