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Friday, 25 April 2014

Kenwood: summer, 1968.


Too busy to post recently, but I'll gladly make time for these rather wonderful pics. This must be pretty close to the Two Virgins night - there are other photos circa then showing John in almost identical garb, post-India, happy/sad, who knows? These girls got a glimpse of Kennie, went inside, and particularly remember the smell of the place - John burnt incense non-stop, and would have returned from the sub-continent laden with the stuff.
But here they are outside the front door, a fantastic little moment in time:


Huge thanks to Christine (whose pictures these are) for her generosity in allowing me to post, and to Trish, and Julian Carr for sorting it out.
(These haven't been seen before, and are used with permission - please don't re-post without it. I just know I can trust you people!)

5 comments:

  1. WOW! What amazing photos! Thank you Christine for sharing them with the Kenwood blog. And thank you Sean for posting them.

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  2. Thanks for posting. Very evocative pics of a time gone by.

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  3. Thank you SO much for these, Christine and Sean! I remember him looking just like that when he came back from India. I also remember seeing him at Kenwood wearing a long kaftan like that, only gray, and matching pants. I wasn't in London for the Summer of 68, came back home for a few months (oh how I regret it!!! I shouldn't have listened to my parent's).

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  4. Definitely looks like a man waiting for something to happen to him.

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  5. These pictures remember me that time when Beatles were most phenomenon group & they were blessed with good voice, style and exitement.

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