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9 March 2013
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I Just checked, it was July 6th.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

11 March 2013
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I found this pic on an Australian government archive of old newspapers and magazines. There's loads of stuff in there that probably isn't well known about – plenty of crappy reports about the Beatlemania phenomenon, but some diamonds in the rough. I found an interview from the set of AHDN that I hadn't read before.

This pic is captioned "Toddler John in his toy car", and is from a 1964 edition of the Australian Women's Weekly. Has anyone seen this photo before? It's completely new to me, and I wonder if I accidentally stumbled upon a very rarely seen pic. What do you lot think?

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12 March 2013
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^ I've never seen that photo before.

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13 March 2013
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Joe said

I found this pic on an Australian government archive of old newspapers and magazines. There's loads of stuff in there that probably isn't well known about – plenty of crappy reports about the Beatlemania phenomenon, but some diamonds in the rough. I found an interview from the set of AHDN that I hadn't read before.

This pic is captioned "Toddler John in his toy car", and is from a 1964 edition of the Australian Women's Weekly. Has anyone seen this photo before? It's completely new to me, and I wonder if I accidentally stumbled upon a very rarely seen pic. What do you lot think?

I have a vague recollection of this picture, I think. Now this could be my mind deceiving me. I remember a pictorial article from years and years back. I think it was a front page Sunday Times Magazine. It was called "The Unseen Lennon". It was to mark an anniversary, or maybe even coincided with the release of Imagine: John Lennon. That far back. There was also an accompanying Hunter Davies essay. Something in my head is telling me this picture, or one taken at the same time, was included in the pictorial. However wrong or vague I might be about the publication details, I do remember the article, and it came into my mind as soon as I saw this picture. I do not recall seeing it anywhere else. And it could just be my mind playing tricks on me.

Thanks for the link, by the way. That's somewhere I'm going to be exploring.

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13 March 2013
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Thanks for the info, mja. I'm surprised it hasn't been reused more often – normally childhood pics are all fairly well known, though I guess the Lennon family, the photographer (if known) or whoever owns the copyright might be very strict about granting licences.

If you do explore that Australian site, do post any interesting links. I had a look up to 1964 (when they toured the country), but there's just so much to sift through. Any interviews or unique material would be good to see.

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31 July 2013
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21 February 2014
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mja6758 said
Interesting to have another voice, and all us saying pretty much the same: Not willing to  say it's not. As to the glasses, they may not be prescription but sunglasses. Difficult to tell from the angle. But we all know Paul rode a bike at that time, because he rode it to go and meet John a couple of weeks later. Whoever it is in the picture, they do seem to be sitting on a bike (the position of the arms looks like holding handlebars).

I agree with the general sentiment of the thread that this photo (if actual) isn't significant to their history, but your speculation about a bicycle falls into what I was thinking; that this person is either quite tall (compared to other males in the photo) or he's on something.  McCartney may have been the tallest (at least as tall) of the four, but he's under 6ft., and if on a bicycle, it would have to be pointed toward the stage.  I don't know, I'm not a forensic analyst.  I just don't think this is McCartney.

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8 April 2014
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Found this one on tumblr. I think it's probably late 50s early 60s.tumblr_n3ns0tyTLm1sofauzo8_500.jpg

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