Bee Gees in Tokyo (March 1972)
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45 years ago today, March 23, 1972, the Bee Gees did their very first concert in Japan, playing to a capacity audience in Tokyo.
On the right is the first page from a 3-page article on the Bee Gees in Tokyo from the May 1972 issue of "Monthly Stereo." The other two pages are about their Tokyo press conference, March 22, and a full page shot of the three brothers singing around one microphone during their first Tokyo concert respectively.
The photos on the right shows Barry on March 24 at Budokan, and Robin and Maurice both from the first concert on March 23. You can barely see the back of Robin prancing in his grey vest behind Maurice.
After the Bee Gees went home, the April/May issues of music papers and magazines here came out with feature articles and photos from their first Japanese tour. A near exhaustive list of such is available in this article.
As previously mentioned, most of the press was about the first half of their stay in Tokyo, and not much information is available about their two concerts in Osaka. What little material we have now was recorded or photographed by ardent fans and survived in the hands of collectors.