David Sylvian on the cover of Smash Hits, October 30 – November 12, 1980
Freddie Mercury, at the ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka Hotel, Japan, April 1979, via
Roger Taylor in Japan for the A Night At The Opera tour, 1976, by Koh Hasebe, via chaoticqueenarchive
August 1971, press conference before the Hakone Open Air Festival in Japan, by Koh Hasebe.
Nick Mason, from his book Inside Out: “Of all the overseas tours, our first visit to Japan in August 1971 was a particular success. The record company organised a press conference (something which we generally hate) and presented us with our first gold records. Although these were completely bogus, as they had not been earned through sales, we nonetheless appreciated the gesture.
“The real reason for the success of this tour was an outdoor show at Hakone. Not only was this a beautiful venue set in countryside a couple of hours outside Tokyo, but a festival audience in Japan was a lot less inhibited than one at an indoor show.”
A quiet moment with John Bonham at a Led Zeppelin press conference in Japan, 1972
David Bowie, Aladdin Sane in Japan, by Leee Black Childers
Robert Plant and John Paul Jones arrive in Japan, ZEPtember 1971.
hey sorry to bother! u r so good at finding pictures n stuff is there anyway you could find some of lita ford in japan '77 in this outfit? youtube/com/watch?v=-p-mC_B0KAc
It’s funny, there are other eras of The Runaways where we have pictures galore, but no video, but this particular trip was all about the video!
Speaking of which, here’s the clip you linked to, embedded:
There’s a lot of other truly fantastic footage, but hardly any photos…so, challenge accepted! I’ll start digging around.
Until then, here’s a great poster from The Runaways Live In Japan record, which I highly recommend, featuring Lita’s distinctive hot pants and silver boots! Not quite the outfit in the video, but close enough for now.