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{From the archives - March 1972} Bee Gees' 1st press conference in Tokyo from a tabloid

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March 1972 - A tabloid report from the first press conference
given by the Bee Gees

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March 1972 - Bee Gees were in Japan for the first time.  Here is a  short tabloid report about their first ever press conference in Tokyo.

Because the film "Melody" was such a huge hit in Japan in 1972, the article referred to them as "Bee Gees known for the film Melody." 

The Bee Gees known for the film "Melody" are touring Japan and gave a press conference at Tokyo Hilton on 22nd.

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45 years ago this week - 'Sea of Smiling Faces' was released as a single in Japan

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'Sea of Smiling Faces' was released as a single in Japan in December 1972

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45 years ago this week, the 'Sea of Smiling Faces' single was released in Japan.

In fact, Japan was the only country where the song was released as a single. It featured on the cover the photos of the three brothers from their Japan tour which took place earlier that year: Barry and Maurice from their very first Tokyo concert in Shibuya and Robin from the second Tokyo show at Budokan.   The single came out on December 5, 1972 as a follow-up to 'Run To Me'  from the album "To Whom It May Concern." 

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【On this day 43 years ago】Bee Gees in Yokohama, Japan

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Bee Gees in Yokohama - October 30, 1974

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43 years ago today, October 30, 1974, the Bee Gees played at Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan.

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[From the Archives - September 1973] Bee Gees Tokyo concert review (2)

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Bee Gees in Tokyo (September 1, 1973)
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Another concert review from the September 1973 tour of the Bee Gees through Japan.  

This one is also about the September 1, 1973 gig in Tokyo (where Barry Gibb turned 27 and the audience gave him flowers.)

My guess is this is from the Stereo magazine (November 1973 issue) because the clipping says it's page 457.  Not many music magazines have that many pages! 

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[From the archives - September 1973] Bee Gees Tokyo concert review

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Bee Gees in Tokyo (September 1, 1973)
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"Bee Gees in Japan 1973" continues...

Although Bee Gees gave nine concerts throughout Japan that year, most or all of the press coverage was about their first date in Tokyo - Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, September 1, 1973.  This two-page spread from a music magazine is no exception.

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