John Lennon‘s official Instagram page has revealed a really rare photo of Lennon playing a bizarre instrument, an alphorn, also known as labraphone. The picture also includes a young Julian Lennon and was photographed by Beatles Book Monthly photographer Leslie Bryce at Lennon’s Kenwood, Weybridge, Surrey, home on June 29, 1967.
Here is the story:
‘I’m a cinema verité guitarist; I’m a musician and you have to break down your barriers to hear what I’m playing. I’m an artist and if you give me a tuba, I’ll bring you something out of it.’ – JL, 1970
Caption from The Beatles Book Monthly No. 128: ‘John showed us the weirdest collection of musical instruments we’d ever seen in his Weybridge home. Here he is playing the top half of a Swiss horn!’
John and Julian @julespicturepalace photographed by Beatles Book Monthly photographer Leslie Bryce at their home, Kenwood, Weybridge, Surrey, 29 June 1967.