My song “Sands Of Time" in the background of a Japanese television drama “Zenryaku Ofukuro Sama” circa 1975 starring Kenichi Hagiwara (Shoken) and Ryoko Sakaguchi.
The song “Sands Of Time" was composed by Alan Merrill with Japanese lyrics by Hiroshi Oguchi, founding members of the band Vodka Collins. The song was on our EMI album “Tokyo-New York" 1973 and was the band’s first hit single, released in 1972.
The band Vodka Collins’ 1990 “Practice Of Silence” reunion tour, after a 17 year hiatus.
Band members (top photo) left to right: Cheryl Lee Poirier, Janique Svedberg, Adriana Kaegi, Donnie Kisselbach, Alan Merrill, Hiroshi Oguchi, Shinohara Nobuhiko, Robin Lemesurier. Photos by Yuji Hashimoto, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Vodka Collins backstage at the Atomic Busters (anti nukes) concert in Tokyo June 20, 1997. Alan Merrill, Hiroshi Oguchi, unknown actor/performer, Masayoshi Kabe left to right on the photo. Photo by Yuji Hashimoto.