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The Boomtown Rats in Tokyo. Pictured, wearing samurai costumes. May 1980

The Boomtown Rats in Tokyo. Pictured, wearing samurai costumes. May 1980


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The Boomtown Rats in Tokyo. Pictured, wearing samurai costumes. May 1980

Peter Stone
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Tokyo
Japan
DM 80 2446

Media ID 21871954

© Mirrorpix

Bob Geldof Japan Tokyo 1980


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In this print titled "The Boomtown Rats in Tokyo" we are transported back to May 1980, where the iconic band is captured wearing striking samurai costumes. The image showcases the unique blend of rock music and Japanese culture that defined this momentous era. Led by the charismatic singer Bob Geldof, The Boomtown Rats were known for their energetic performances and rebellious spirit. In this particular snapshot, they fully embrace the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo, immersing themselves in its rich history and traditions. Each member of the group exudes a distinct aura as they don their elaborate samurai attire. Garry Roberts emanates confidence with his sword held high, while Gerry Cott's intense gaze hints at an untamed warrior within. Johnnie Fingers adds a touch of eccentricity with his flamboyant kimono ensemble, perfectly complemented by Pete Briquette's stoic presence. Simon Crowe completes the picture with his enigmatic expression that leaves us wondering what lies beneath. This photograph not only captures a specific moment in time but also symbolizes The Boomtown Rats' ability to transcend boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide. It serves as a testament to their musical prowess and willingness to push artistic boundaries. Peter Stone's expertly captured image allows us to relive this extraordinary chapter in music history – one where East meets West on stage – forever preserving it for generations to come through Memory Lane Prints.

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