“My name is Gary Beatty. I was looking through an old photo album of mine and found these pictures. They are from the mid 80's when Rob and The Grass Roots came to Japan. I was the “go to” guy for anything they needed i.e., picking them up from the hotel and getting them to the venue or running the sound board just to aggravate them all. The shots are from the aircraft carrier USS Midway. The pictures with Rob and his Admiral’s hat are my favorites. I told him it was a bad thing to buy and wear one at a Navy base, but as the photos show he did anyway!”

Many thanks to Gary for sending in these photos of The Grass Roots overseas tour:

The Grass Roots rock Japan. Left to right: David Page, Larry Nelson, Dusty Hanvey and Rob Grill