Thursday, June 29, 2006

Backstage at the Budokan Hall

This rather unusual photograph of John was taken by Robert Whitaker backstage at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, probably July 1,1966 (the so-called "white suits" performance; the previous evening's attire consisted of "dark suits"). Whitaker had been presented a Nikon camera with a wide-angle lens, a new invention at that time; hence the unual nature of the shots he captured of The Beatles during the Tokyo visit.

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