Saturday, 22 May 2010
Beatles in Egypt
The biggest attraction is this pea coat, once owned by John Lennon, "early in his career". I can't think of a photo where he is wearing this, can you? Perhaps at a Christmas show?
Next up, John's hand written poem "I Sat Belonely", with the cartoon. This is also an original item, mounted beside his portrait.
Then there's this gold disc of "Whatever Gets You Through The Night", once presented to Elton John. I didn't know the session musicians got these gold discs? Elton is not mentioned on the label, but is clearly present on the record on piano, vocals and general "feel".
A friend of mine collects the autographed "white album" photos. He has gotten Paul's and Ringo's in person, and was given one of John that he had signed while in Denmark in 1969. Now all he needs is George's. Well, one candidate is this one, found here in Egypt.