No one else but John could get away with a leisure suit.

20 Responses to “No one else but John could get away with a leisure suit.”

  1. Kwai Chang says:

    Jimmy Saville
    and the beauty of polyester

  2. alf says:

    Not sure who that man is next to John … but I don’t think it’s that creep Jimmy Saville though .

  3. Tammy says:

    I thought it was Bruce Forsyth . . maybe.

  4. mcarp555 says:

    No, it’s not Saville (who was blond) or Sir Bruce. I’m thinking it’s a British actor from the 40’s? Looks familiar, but can’t place the name.

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    Entertainment is pseudonym heaven
    Saville wasn’t a real name anyway
    whoever he is…he sure LOOKS like ‘Jimmy SayVile’

  6. Kwai Chang says:

    @mcarp555…
    THAT’s Kirk Douglas
    (not really)
    Well SOMEONE around here will enlighten us.
    If he’s with Lennon in ’73…he wasn’t a stranger.
    He might just be a poorly dressed chauffeur…
    KC

  7. Julio Serra says:

    It’s a journalist, that’s all I know.

  8. anonymoustill says:

    73? Looks like 75 to me. Anyone?

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    @anonymoustill…
    I agree with you…I was completely focused on that guy’s face.

  10. MarkZapp says:

    Oh my god! That man is Charlie V.(I forget what his real last name was but he went by Charlie V. He was a fixture in Philadelphia in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, getting his photo taken with every celebrity that you could think of. I have him in the background of many photos that I took over the years. I recently found out that he passed away around December 2012. He lived in Philadelphia. This picture of him with John was taken in 1975 when John spent the weekend here for the WFIL Helping Hands Marathon. I met Charlie on the day of Live-Aid(July 13, 1985). He had a spare copy of this photo with him(he usually carried around many books of his of the celebs that he had photos with. I was able to purchase this photo from him so it was a surprise to see this photo on here.

  11. Kwai Chang says:

    @MarkZapp…
    Thank you! That explains the expression on John’s face.
    Great info, regardless!
    KC

  12. mcarp555 says:

    Yep, thanks Mark! Another question answered by the Beatles Photo Blog Brain Trust. Next up: Calculus homework!

  13. Julio Serra says:

    Yep, MarkZapp with the correct info, thanks. Brain Trust alright.

  14. Sebastian says:

    Not a leisure suit. It’s a regular blazer/sports coat. Leisure suites, buttoned all the way up to the top.

    http://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/denim-hell-1.jpg

  15. MarkZapp says:

    Charles Vaitikatis passed away on December 28, 2012. Charlie’s life was meeting celebs and getting his photo taken with them.

  16. MarkZapp says:

    My copy looks just like this one. Strangely enough, it looks like John has blood spattered on him in the photo but I know that was just the print.

  17. MarkZapp says:

    I’ve heard (from several sources) that John apparently had some extra curricular fun this weekend in Philly with several young ladies. Larry Kane’s book even touches upon in a little. Oh the life of a Rock star!

  18. MarkZapp says:

    Held over the weekend of May 16, 17, 18, 1975.

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