Michael Gerber
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Right next to today’s news of the Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, there appeared in my Twitter feed this photo of John in 1967, dressed in togs from “I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet” or some such.

Which made me think: what would’ve happened if, through some terrible mix-up or unforgivable governmental chicanery, John Lennon had been crowed King of England in 1967? I’ll start you off…

  • Compulsory LSD to all UK schoolchildren
  • National Anthem now “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
  • All governmental vehicles, phone booths and postboxes painted by “The Fool”
  • “Alex Mardas is running the nuclear programme, and anybody who squawks is going in the Tower!”

Put your guesses in the comments. And in the words of Peter Cook, “God bless the Queen, and all who sail in Her.”