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Friday, 9 October 2009

Kenwood: TeenBeat magazine - April, 1968.

Ron de Bruijn has sent in some more material, this time from a 1968 fan magazine: TeenBeat. The cropped, lo-res colour sunroom shot is familiar, but it's great to finally see a good quality scan. ("Kenwood porn" anyone?):

Of course, I couldn't resist comping both of the above to gain the widest perspective:

The pick of the pics has to be the following, however. I'd never seen this poolside variant before - and I'd guess that since its publication in April 1968, and with the obvious exception of those fortunate enough to own a copy of the magazine in question, no-one else has either:

It's another great shot, and begs all the usual questions. (Again, these are all quite hi-res, so click on them for the big picture.)
Many thanks to Ron for sharing this material.


  1. On the top left corner there is a little bronze statue that looks a bit "tribal" in lack of a better word. There is a photo (that I cannont find right now) that shows all 4 Beatles seated in front of a table with two or so of these - seems to have been some award, but I was never able to figure out which one. That other photo btw was taken around the time of the recording of "You know my name".

  2. If you can dig that photo out sometime, then do send it in. The pool photo was taken June 29, 1967 - it's another Leslie Bryce one. John's wearing the jacket that the French seamstress had just fitted on him in the sunroom.

  3. I dont' recall ever seeing that beat up looking blue chair before. I wonder what the story behind that is!

  4. I think part of it looking "beat up" is due to it`s design. The ornament on it plus the photo quality makes it look ragged.

  5. The blue chair has a flower print on it. Makes it look like it's ripped when seen in small detail.