Grave of Circus Owner Referenced in Beatles' Song Given Historical Status

The grave marker of Britain's first Black circus owner, William Darby aka, "Pablo Fanque" was named a heritage site this week as part of Black History Month, the BBC reports.

Pablo Fangue's fair is mentioned in the Beatles' "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," the lyrics of which were inspired by an antique circus poster purchased by John Lennon ahead of recording the Sgt. Pepper album.

Darby's grave is in Leeds.