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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.

5 comments:

  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".

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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