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Streets of Tokyo

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I've decided to start a new feature here at EC.com—I'm calling it "Rare Photo of the Week." Each Monday, I'll dig into my files and pull out a rare snapshot. Some of these photos will be unpublished, while others will be from rare magazines that are less likely to have been seen by the majority of EC.com visitors.

The first two photos are from a Japanese music magazine called Weekly FM East. The issue dated January 21, 1980 pictured Eric walking in the streets of Tokyo taken when Eric was in that country as an invited guest of the "Yamaha World Popular Song Festival" in November 1979.

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marlene   

Yes, WONDERFUL new feature !! Thanks, Bernie !

These pictures are GREAT, Eric ! (lovin' the hair !)

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MJ   

Great idea Bernie - You will be sending some of the ladies right over the edge though lol

I can think of about 5 already just with those photos :p

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Guest Fresh   
Guest Fresh

As usual,Bernie,the creative juices are flowing.Never know what new and interesting things await us on this great site!

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That trip was one of the best times I've ever had on the road. I arrived in Japan to find huge posters of me on every bus, in every department store window, and plastered on storefronts all over Tokyo. It was my first time in Japan and everybody already knew me. My first performance: The Budokan in Tokyo, 10,000 seats, sold out, with a fifty-five piece orchestra on stage in addition to my terrific band which included Davey Johnston ( from Elton's band) Duane Hitchings ( from Rod's band), Cooker LoPresti (Elton's band). Ross Salomone ( Chicago) Curt Boetcher, Brent-----? and Barry Fasman ( my very own conductor). It was a magical performance and night on an incredible stage. I've got to admit, Davey and I gave Tokyo a run for it's money. We kept the promo guy out drinking till the wee hours every night. He'd be hanging on the car door by the time he dropped us off at our hotel, poor fella. Great fun!

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AnniekNY   

Me likey.

OF COURSE I LOVE THE HAIR!! LuvLoveLuvLove

Eric, did the promo guy escort you the entire time you were there? My dad tells me when he has gone to Japan or Korea for business, it is customary to have someone make sure you are comfortable and guided throughout your stay.

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