@njr Back when the Beatles were very young there was very little to keep young ppl occupied. Not much tv for young ppl. Not much tv anyway. No social media. So they had PLENTY of spare time to kill. Couple this with the love of this new fangled thing called "rock n roll", and its easier to understand how they got time to learn how to play guitar drums, etc etc. Musta been sooooo exciting for them.
@njr The blue plaque was put up fairly recently. I held the original green plaque inside Apple in 2010. It took ages for the blue plaque to be erected on the front of the building. I thought it was never going to be done. I have a great story about a band who played on the Apple roof top. Can't tell it now. And the band isn't the Beatles.
@wandy Have been there 3 times (with a tour group in 2011 & 2016) and my friend & I took the train there to Henley-On-Thames on our own this past Sept. 3rd. Ate at the Row Barge Pub where George used to always go (walking distance from Friar Park) Go to the Beatleweek 2022 under the Yesterday forum - I posted some pics there. https://maccaboard.paulmccartney.com/topic/8329/beatleweek-2022?page=1