Wolf Files: Sleeping With Celebs

Montreal's elegant Queen Elizabeth Hotel is now commemorating the 35th anniversary of John and Yoko's greatest stunt, with a nightly package for fans starting at $1,462.

The price tag alone is more than enough of a reminder that the age of free love is over. But the package also included "Bed-In Pajamas," similar to John and Yoko's, the same breakfast and dinners they ordered, and a souvenir CD, although you'll have to listen to Yoko's cat-in-heat singing.

6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Spa and Pool: If you thought every moment of Beatlemania has already been commemorated, your yellow submarine is about to be sunk.

Seattle's Edgewater Hotel is currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four coming to town for the first time, with hotel staff donning Sgt. Pepper uniforms. Guests are invited into hotel's own live "Octopus's Garden," and don't miss a series of special events, including a "Yellow Submarine Fishing Expedition" and a "Taxman" celebration for local CPAs.

In 1964, when the Beatles arrived in Seattle during their first U.S. tour, every other Seattle hotel turned them away, unwilling to put up with the thousands of screaming fans that thronged their hotels.

To simply get the Beatles into the hotel, local officials had to smuggle them inside in an ambulance, with taxi cabs and Faux Fab stand-ins used as decoys.

Edgewater employees still recount how girls offered bribes to be hidden in laundry bags. Carpet from Suite 272 was later cut into 1-inch squares and sold as souvenirs.

Now, 40 years later, the hotel is still profiting from their famous guests. A "Day Tripper" package includes a night in that same room, a commemorative CD, and Beatles-inspired cocktails — all for $419 a night.

The hotel room is so close to the water, you can actually fish from the windows, just as John, Paul, George and Ringo did (and if you don't believe it, the Edgewater has photos).

Of course, many celebrities have stayed at the Edgewater. Don't expect the hotel to commemorate a 1969 visit from Led Zeppelin, which resulted in a notorious incident that Spin magazine voted No 1 in its "100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock."

The event need not be recounted in detail. Let's just say it involved a drunken 17-year-old female groupie and fresh seafood that members of the band hauled in, following a fishing expedition. Everyone agrees, it was quite a catch for everyone involved. More.

Buck Wolf is entertainment producer at ABCNEWS.com. The Wolf Files is published Tuesdays. If you want to receive weekly notice when a new column is published, join the e-mail list.

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