Way Out With Prince
Posted on August 13, 2011, when Prince performed at the Way Out West festival in Gothenburg.
My meeting with Prince was short but memorable. It was back in Los Angeles 1991 and Roxette took the Californians by storm. We did a story on Per Gessle cruising down Sunset Boulevard in my Ford Thunderbird 1959. After rapping up the photo session in front of Tower Records we went for a drink at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, or it could have been The Viper Room. Normally they give you a valid parking ticket and drive off with your car to a parking lot. But my beautiful 59 squarebird stayed in front of the club (together with a Lamborghini and a few Ferrari’s) . Leaving the club and waiting for the keys to my T-bird Prince and his entourage showed up. Prince looked at my lipstick red squarebird and then looked at me and said, “really nice whip (car)”.
Beach Boys is in town and I documented the Tokyo visit for
Japan music producer Kaz Sakamoto and a Japan record company.
The focus was on Jeffrey Foskett and Mike Love talking about
memories and their many visits to Japan throughout the years.
Three of the old-timers are still playing in the band.
A moment in time and lots of fun hanging out with the Beach
Boys for a couple of days in Tokyo.