hiroshi oguchi


Alan Merrill and Hiroshi Oguchi’s first meeting in 17 years at the Plaza hotel New York 1989 planning the first Vodka Collins reunion as “Practice Of Silence,” a covert name for the old band. 

The Japanese rock band Vodka Collins broke up as a band in 1974 and started up again in 1990. The team of Oguchi and Merrill were the band’s founding members in 1971.

Photos by Kimie Shingyoji.


At the lI Palazzo hotel in Hakata, Japan 1996. One of the strangest looking hotels I’ve ever stayed in on tour. No windows! Vodka Collins band “Chemical Reaction” tour of Japan, August 1996.

Below photo, the show that night in Hakata. 

Photos by Jun Kaneko.

かまやつひろし - アラン・メリル - 1996  -  ウォッカコリンズ