Sunday, February 15, 2009

Japanese Beatles















I am quite fond of Japanese memorabilia. They seem to create such interesting curios, with immaculate attention to detail, e. g., Japanese mini LP replica CDs, Obi strips, etc. I do not know the language, but the characters are lovely and look nice on posters and record sleeves.

Presented here are scans of a selection of Beatles-related Japanese publications. The first two pics of John are from a New Music Magazine feature on Bob Gruen's photographs, so it also features other prominent musicians like David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. The next three are from a Japanese program for the Imagine: John Lennon documentary, including a copy of the ticket and a receipt. The rest of the photos are some excellent shots from Wings' May 24, 1976, concert at Madison Square Garden during the "Wings Over America" tour.

3 comments:

Vince said...

One of the most comprehensive Beatles photo blogs I've come across... Hope to see more updates in the future:)

Mark said...

Any chance you could scan the text part of the article too? I've been looking for proof that during this press conference the John & Paul said Nilsson is their favorite performer and group. Maybe there's something in this article relating to that (?). Thanks and keep up the great blog.

Andy said...

WWW.replicaticket.com has a replica of the Buddokan concert ticket available. It is pretty neat. They also have hunderds of other Beatles concerts.