Canned Heat – On The Road Again

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classic line up 1970. Skip Taylor Productions (management)/Liberty Records. The engagement this photo was used to promote took place about 2 weeks before the death of Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson.

Steve Maxted…. I was on tour with Canned Heat etc. at the time of that big hit. Compering the shows

Will Cornell…. Brilliant band and it may be heresy to say this in Texas, but they were WAY better than ZZTop, who copped most of the same sound. Hite and Wilson were introduced to each other by the great John Fahey, and they found between them, they had probably the biggest collection of blues 78s on earth. Check out the “Hooker N Heat” album they did with John Lee Hooker too. It’s Wilson’s last album before he died.

Terry Har… I saw Canned Heat with Maggie Bells Stone the Crows at the Albert Hall

Andy Qunta… Love this!

Michael Wilson… Canned Heat Vocals always reminded me of Skip James.

Will Cornell… Alan Wilson’s, yes….Bob The Bear Hite’s were, well, he sounded like he looked. Compare “On the Road Again” and “Going Up The Country” (Wilson) with “Let’s Work Together” & “Same All Over” (Hite). A good variety all in one band.

Jan Warren… I saw Canned Heat in Hyde Park, London (about 1970) there was also Lovin’ Spoonful and a few other bands!!

Alan Esdaile… I’m pretty sure that was the gig when it wouldn’t stop raining Jan? I remember seeing John Sebastian attempt to play and got a feeling that Eric Burdon was their. Got drenched and missed Canned Heat.

Jan Warren… Yes I think Eric Burden was there but I don’t remember it raining?!

Chris Sherwood… I was at that concert , Canned Heat were brilliant , but the stand out performance was Eric Burden’s ..Spill the wine …..Don’t remember any rain but ended up in the Leicester Square Empire watching Woodstock… Dancing in the aisles….Last night in London …… Legendary Days !!

 

What memories do you have of Carnaby Street?

Alan Esdaile… Remember buying a hippie bell in Carnaby Street

Dennis Torrance… Hipsters with the thick belt plus some flowered shirts was me

Pete Fisher…  I’d just turned 12, and my Mum took me and my younger sister up to London for a day out, and I insisted on going to Carnaby Street, which was already pretty tacky and full of souvenirs, but I loved it…I think I might have bought a bell too… Receipt & tube ticket…

Mick Knights… All I remember is most of the shop owners coming to me for ideas!!

Leigh Wieland-Boys…  I was a 14 year old school hockey player from Lincoln on a day trip to White City to watch the England ladies hockey team v Germany. The teachers made a detour so us girls could walk down Carnaby Street – I remember that more than the match! Seem to recall we went in Biba! It was awesome!

Mark Randall…  If I had a pound for every time the footage of the uniformed, top hatted chap rummaging thru’ the clothes racks whenever a doc or reference to the swing in’ 60s is made, I’d be a billionaire!

 

The Marquee Club London – programme July 1970

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supplied by Pete Fisher

Pete Fisher… I was so lucky to get to see Taste at the Marquee in January that year…also saw quite a few of these bands on Hastings Pier in the early 70s…

Andy Qunta… Those really were the days! Just look at that list of bands!

Alan Esdaile… Another great find Pete. Saw Custers Track at The Witch Doctor.

Alan Pepper… Wow ! All in just one month . Would love to have been around then. Saw Slade a couple of years after this when they had hit the big-time . Still playing loud !!

Jan Warren… Wow, some really great bands there and all just in one month at the Marquee, where of course so many great bands played in the 60s and 70s!!

Rusty Butler – The Marquee November 1973

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Supplied by Colin Norton

Colin Norton… Rusty Butler at the Marquee in London in November, 1973. It seems a lifetime ago now, maybe because it was 🙂 Top left: Dave Greenfield – Keyboards, Top right: Tony Savva – Vocals, Bottom left: Eddie Renouf – Lead Guitar, Bottom right: Colin Norton – Drums and Dave Poxon – Bass Guitar.

Jimi Hendrix flat at 23 Brook Street London – review by Darren Johnson

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supplied by Darren Johnson

One of the things that has long frustrated me about London is how little effort it puts into celebrating it’s rock ‘n’ roll heritage (certainly compared to Liverpool). This is in spite of London being (after Memphis the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll) probably the most important city on the entire planet in terms of rock history when one considers the number of globally influential bands who either formed in this city, built their reputation in this city or recorded in this city.

Hopefully, things are starting to change and that’s why, I was delighted to see Jimi Hendrix’s flat at 23 Brook Street, where he lived between July 1968 and March 1969, being restored and opened to the public this year…..

read more here….

https://darrensmusicblog.com/2016/11/30/review-the-hendrix-flat-at-23-brook-street-london/

 

Die Laughing photos from Lol Cooksey.

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Reunion photo – sitting on the stairs of The Carlisle. 13th June 1988
Stage photo – Melody Maker Rock Contest Final, The Venue London 1st July 1979 and Lol & Mick around 1981

Yvonne Cleland… Mick….That’s a hairy chest. Great one of Laurie x

Andy Qunta… Great pics! Lol – Great shot!

Tony Qunta… Lol Awesome pose!

Glenn Piper… Hastings own ‘Keith Moon’ and I mean that most respectively 🙂

Geoff Peckham… That’s our Lol!

Richard J Porter… Terry and Lol, 6Ts, still going strong with Harry!!

Kev Towner… You look like you’re just about to do a stand-in for the old Solvite ad Mick!! LOL

Mick Mepham… Lol, Pier maybe?

Sheila Maile… The colour photo, Are they the 6T s in their younger days they are a good band with their fancy dress. I like the Andy pandy theme tune at the end of the gig

Alan Esdaile… Yes Sheila, the 6T’s,  Mick Mepham’s not with them now but Terry Corder, Laurie Cooksey and Harry Randall are still constantly gigging and their next local dates will be Shearbarn Holiday Camp on the 20th August and The Comet on the 27th August 2016.

Andy Qunta… Those Die Laughing guys still look exactly the same to this day!

 

Minotaur – 1978

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MINOTAUR – 1978 Dave Miller- Vocals guitar, Glen Baker – Guitar, Andy Ebsworth – Drums, Ric Luther Smith – Bass, and Phil Thornton – Keyboards. The live photo is from The Victoria Palace Theatre, London Feb 19th. 1978 .

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 photos supplied by Dave Miller

Alan Esdaile… Dave auditions for The Walking Dead, a few years too early.

Yvonne Cleland… Phil looks like Charles the 1st!

Dave Miller… The walking poseur, more likely….what a bunch. Phil’s mum made that jacket for him, I’ll have you know…

John Wilde… and trousers to match or was that a vicious rumour?

Del Buck… I loved Minotaur – I think I still have a cassette that Dave gave me somewhere. In fact I was in a band with Dave at school – he was something special even then. Love to you man, wherever you are.

Dave Miller… Del Buck, a fine man, an exceptional guitarist and an all-round very good guy.

Salvation Sunday – Live at The Rock Garden, London 1986.

Martyn Baker… Another early camcorder video has just shown up (courtesy of Steve Caterall – Soundsville international, who got in touch with Alan Esdaile). This was the band in front of a tiny audience of about 50 – fresh from their support slot at Wembley with Level 42 in front of about 12000. Oh well, that’s how life goes.