Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"Beatles slept here" hotel in Tokyo to be demolished

John, Paul, George, and Ringo stayed in the presidential suite of the Tokyo Hilton during their 1966 concert tour of Japan. This summer, to capitalize on the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four's only visit to Japan, the Capitol Tokyu Hotel (as it was later renamed) restored the suite to the way it looked back in '66.

But this past Wednesday was the last day of operation for the 43-year-old hotel, which is slated to be torn down to make way for a 29-story building complex.

Here is a page of pictures and information about The Beatles' 1966 Japan tour.

With the wrecking ball on its way, you can almost hear the old hotel crying "Help!"

—Mellow Monk

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