Category: tokyo

historicaltimes: A view of Tokyo at night, c….

historicaltimes:

A view of Tokyo at night, c. 1970.

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Queen at Budokan: Freddie Mercury & Brian …

Queen at Budokan: Freddie Mercury & Brian May, Tokyo, March 22 1976, by Koh Hasebe/Getty Images

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tatterdamalion-junketer:

Hey there @callmethehunter I think I might have solved the mystery of that photo.  I believe it comes from the show in Nippon Budokan, Japan on October 2, 1972.  The following photos of Jimmy at that show seem to match the photo in my post:

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You can see that his hair matches and that the dragon shirt is closed at the neckline.  I found these on Getty images and the Led Zeppelin website here: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/october-2-1972  

5-6 years back (when I was a Tumblr and LZ newbie), I also posted a photo that was really a cover band !!  That was embarrassing 😬

I’m glad @firethatgrewsolow​ was there to help and ease your mind 😊.  

My conspiracy theory that it was a fake Jimmy photoshopped into the scene was only a figment of my imagination (as many things are…) !??

Well DAYUM!!

Great research and interesting photos from the show @tatterdamalion-junketer Shout out to @soundsof71 (aka the Patron Saint of the Lemon Mistresses) for also bringing me to my senses as did @firethatgrewsolow who basically laughed at me.

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@callmethehunter, I’m always willing to cut you some slack on ID-ing Jimmy pictures because you’re so hypnotized by Robert’s lemons. LOL

But @tatterdamalion-junketer, thanks so much for bringing this one in for a landing! I found a magazine photo of Jimmy from the same show that, apart from the distinctive “mushroom” haircut of late 1972, I just couldn’t nail down. I think this is definitely the same October 2 show! Originally posted here and copied below for reference in context with these others. 

He wore this top on other nights, but this is the only one I’ve seen where he’s buttoned (or unbuttoned it!) in this distinctive manner! 

And even though it’s not one of the ones in the magazine you found, I’m still going to guess that this is by Koh Hasebe. Midori’s work constitutes some of the most valuable fan photos we have, but Koh was the full-time press photographer who’d have been selling his work both inside Japan and around the world (the fragment of a caption below clearly pegging this to somewhere English-speaking).

Again, outstanding detective work! 

Robert Plant, Tokyo, ZEPtember 1971, via ledze…

Robert Plant, Tokyo, ZEPtember 1971, via ledzeppelin

George Harrison in the Presidential Suite of t…

George Harrison in the Presidential Suite of the Tokyo Hilton, June 1966, by Robert Whitaker, via

Queen at Budokan: Freddie Mercury & Brian …

Queen at Budokan: Freddie Mercury & Brian May, Tokyo, March 22 1976, by Koh Hasebe/Getty Images

Debbie Harry, Tokyo 1978

Debbie Harry, Tokyo 1978

George Harrison in the Presidential Suite of t…

George Harrison in the Presidential Suite of the Tokyo Hilton, June 1966, by Robert Whitaker, via

joegramoe:Miss Linda Ronstadt Tokyo press conf…

joegramoe:

Miss Linda Ronstadt

Tokyo press conference,  September 9, 1981

little-yellow-pill: John Paul Jones and Robert…

little-yellow-pill:

John Paul Jones and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin live at Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, September 1971.