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  1. Lizzie says:

    gorgeous as always.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with Lizzie : ) <3

  3. Steve in the Bronx says:

    I know where this picture was taken. It was taken in Untermeyer Park in Yonkers, NY. I live about 2 miles away. Of course I had to drag my wife and daughter to this exact spot to take a pic in 2006. The park is very unique, filled with Roman style structures and art. John is standing in a copoula facing the Hudson River. After this picture session he stopped in…where else…The Broadway Diner for a cup of coffee, also in Yonkers. Great picture!

  4. Chris says:

    Steve I tried to find this park but did not. I also found the Broadway Diner but it’s in a bad location and I could not find a parking spot. I will have to find this park in the coming weeks. Bob Gruen (John’s photographer) has a great interview about this photo shoot online. I had my photo taken with Bob Gruen at a Bob Dylan concert in NYC two years ago.

  5. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Chris, Bob Gruen seems like a nice guy. I have seen him at Beatlefest. This park is definetely off the beaten path. If you get off Executive Blvd (north bound Saw Mill Pky), make your way over to North Broadway, then drive south, I believe you will see a sign for it. It should be near St. Johns Hospital in Yonkers. When I was there in 06, it was in poor shape, everything over grown and the great Roman style structures were cracking. The spot where John is standing is right near the Hudson River.
    Now the Broadway Diner is just over the Bronx city line on Broadway, next to a Gulf station. It has a parking lot. The current owner is aware of that famous day when Dr. Winston stopped in for a coffee.

  6. Chris says:

    Steve does the owner of the Broadway diner have a story to tell of when John stopped in? I hope he at least has the photo of John there. Does it look the same?
    Thanks for the directions to the park. It’s a shame they are letting it go. I hope they decide to fix it up. I will try to get to the park soon.
    Imagine running into John Lennon in Yonkers? AMAZING!!!

  7. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Chris, the Diner was modernized many years ago although the counter that John is sitting at in the pic is still there. I stop in there all the time. They got rid of all the wood panelling that had been previously there. The current owner unfortunately is not the same owner from back in 1975 although the John Lennon story has been passed down. He does have the picture of John (he showed it to me). It is not an original picture though. The next time I’m in the Diner, I’ll see if I can get more info. Now you have me thinking that I should check the Westchester County newspapers for that time period to see if anything comes up concerning John’s appearance in Yonkers.

  8. Chris says:

    Steve that would be a great idea!

  9. alex of bronx says:

    John used to also spend time at the Glen Island boatyard in New Rochelle (Westchester County) where the owner of the Record Plant East had a boat this is also from 1975. Have a signed Rock n Roll album signed by him that day. Unfortunately my ole buddy Pete was the one that got it signed I was not there , he had a few albums signed and gave me R & R. Spent the day hanging out with him Julian and May Pang on the boat. In fact in May Pangs book there are pictures of John swimming in the Long Island Sound, wouldn’t be surprised if this all happened in one day. Sort of proves May Pangs statements that she continued to see John .

  10. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Alex, that is one great story!! I used to live on Pelham Road in New Rochelle so I know Glen Island very well. Congrats on your JL signed Rock and Roll album. This proves that John was very active during the 1975-1980 period. He was all over the place traveling, locally and worldwide. Are you still friends with Pete? That is a great memory of John.

  11. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Alex, can we get Pete on here to tell his story of meeting John?

  12. alex of bronx says:

    Hey Steve,
    Gonna drop Pete a line and have him give a first hand account. We have been friends for over 40 yrs and grew up with the Beatles fist hand. It was so nice back in the day having J.L. all over the place . It was like having a magical , historical figure right here among us, then we blew it.
    Met him once in Central Park along with Harry Nielson when he came out on stage at a free concert featuring the Brooklyn Bridge and the Chambers Bros. This was in April 1974, met him when he was exiting the truck stage by the stairs , he talked as long as I had questions but I was so awe struck I couldn’t talk much. Pete’s story is much better. It was great having Lennon amongst us.
    By the way we are from Pelham Bay in the Bronx.

  13. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Another Great story Alex! You actually met him! I have seen that video of JL in Central Park in 1974 with Harry Nielson. I was 14 when he passed. I do regret never meeting him but we have these great stories of him around NYC. This website, thanks to Tammy keeps him alive. I am in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. I have a few buddies I attended HS (Mount Saint Michael) with who were from Pelham Bay, Go Bronx! Do you remember what you asked John?

  14. Pete (formerly of the Bronx) says:

    My brothers had worked for a number of years at Huguenot Yacht Club. Which is just before the Glen Island bridge. My dad also had kept his boat there, so my family spent a lot of time at the club.
    The owner of the “Record Plant” also had a boat at the club. John had visited him on his boat a few times during the summers of 1974 and 1975. My younger brother played around the docks, a couple of times, with Julian in ’74. Not being “a boat guy,” I had always missed these Lennon sighting, until the summer of 1975. I received a phone call from my brother who told my John was at the “club.” I called Alex who wasn’t at home, grabbed two albums (Walls and Bridges & Rock and Roll) and drove up to New Rochelle. I waited for John on my dads boat, which was two boats down from the boat that John was on. About a half hour later JL exited the boat and ran into me.
    He was gracious and friendly, never seeming the least put off by having his private time interrupted by yet another fan. We spoke for a few minutes, easy conversation. He signed my albums “To Pete with love, John Lennon” with a little cartoon of himself.
    It was a really brief moment but one I remember fondly

  15. alex of bronx says:

    I didn’t want to ask him any Beatle questions cause I figured he was sick of those questions so I I asked him how Yoko was not knowing they were seperated at that point in time, then I asked him why he did not play anything on stage and if he was gonna tour , he said something like you never know but George should be around by the end of the year and lo and behold he was right George came on the Dark Horse Tour . I was tongue tied after that , I was a 17 year old kid at the time and seeing JL like that was like unbelievable. It is a great memory though.
    Dropped Pete a line and told him to write in and just found out we scored tix for Paul at Yankee Stadium on July 15th.
    Still in Pelham Bay with the wife and kids.
    Never leaving.

  16. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Pete, thank you for your JL story!! That was fantastic. Hey, I wonder if John ate at “Greasy Nicks” on Pelham Road?? What I like about both of your meetings with John is that in both instances, he was gracious and always treated his fans well! I worked at a hotel as a bell boy in Manhattan throughout Highschool and a bit after college (1983-1990). I met quite a few celebrities and I can count on one hand the ones who were polite. Many just couldn’t be bothered with us “little people”. LOL. Anyway, John was a good man your stories confirm that!

  17. Chris says:

    Alex of bronx thank you for your amazing stories!! I know what you mean by it being magical having John Lennon around. I used to go to NYC to try to meet John Lennon but I never did. :( I even knew someone who played on his album. So close yet so far. I often wonder if John ever visited NJ. Yoko said he did (got an email from her), but later told me she was mistaken, it was actually NY State. I did see Bob Dylan in NJ. Anyway, your stories are fantastic! By the way, I also have a ticket to see Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium on July 15th. 😀

  18. alex of bronx says:

    So we will all be together with a Beatle in the Bronx, sor of “Back To The Egg”
    Steve, we should all mett at Greasy Nicks for a laugh. That place has been there forever.

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  20. Steve in the Bronx says:

    Alex, that is a great idea. I think I have eaten at Greasy Nicks once or twice. I remember the after effects were not so great. LOL. I guess we represent the Bronx contingent ogthe “Beatles Photo Blog.” We have to invite Tammy as well!!

  21. alex of bronx says:

    Tammy is always invited she is our leader.
    We All Sine On

  22. Tammy says:

    That’s right gents, just like a trashy, 60’s, space strumpet tart from a B grade movie, i am your leader, in lederhosen.

  23. alex of bronx says:

    Sounds good Tammy

  24. greg raymond says:

    Always loved this suit. I also love the Gucci cowboy boots, very New York 1970’s.

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