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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Kenwood: June 29, 1967.

The Beatles' Book Monthly photo library is being digitised and put on-line, including, o' course, the Leslie Bryce session from Kenwood. As suspected, a few new 'uns have been lurking unused in the files. Above - another sunroom seamstress shot, below - Lennon Jnr on the steps down to the pool:

This is maybe the most "interesting", however; the shelving in the living room, giving a glimpse of the platters that mattered at Kennie in the summer o' '67:

The first Buffalo Springfield album, clearly, plus that copy of Electronic Music again, somewhat less clearly, and then the rest is lo-res sludge:

...though I bet someone recognises them. Comment away if so. (I think there might be a Pepper in there. Or not.)

More new shots may follow.


  1. great "new" photos!!! that is the job of my dreams... i KNEW i should have taken up sewing! but i don't know if john would have trusted a 15/16-year-old professional in 1967... as for maybe there being a pepper, i don't think so. i took a photo of john that day, it says february 20th.

  2. I have squinted so long and so hard at the lower shelf that I feel my face has taken on a permanent gurn. It looks like that there is a Pepper-like image behind the Electronic Music LP as I think I can see the Mae West cut-out and the Shirley Temple doll - but if this is the case then it is a mirror image as it is on the left hand side. There seems to be a colour strip down left hand side - could it be some kind of 'proof'? Also started looking at the image in the bottom left hand corner - but was then overcome with a sense of emptiness and the futility of life.

  3. It's just a 'pepper' the sleeve is standing before an other sleeve so it looks like a mirrored pepper but it is n't