Dartford YMCA – Johnny Mason, The Gobstopper, Mighty Machine, Christie, Sabotage, Chris Gentry – January 1973

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Mick O’Dowd… All together now Y-M-C-A…!!!!! Is Chris Gantry an alias of Gentry.

Peter Fairless… A top DJ, clearly, Mick.

Mick O’Dowd… I think it’s Chris Gentry in disguise Pete. More to the point who are THE Christie?

Peter Fairless… Something to do with THAT Yellow River?

Mick O’Dowd… Don’t they hail from San Bernardino?

Andre Martin… Bloody Printers never could spell !

 

Mungo Jerry – Aquarius 10th February 1973.

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Geoff Peckham… I believe this was the night that my Factory’s Sound City amp was stolen at the end of the evening. I stupidly left it unattended on the pavement whilst loading the van. Anyone seen it?

Phil Gill… I’m sure I saw Tony Qunta using an old Sound City head recently….

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Was there that night too (to see Mungo Jerry, not steal an amp I hasten to add

Phil Gill… Graham How, wasn’t this the gig that you, me and Burke Shelley from Budgie ended up at Rock a Nore in your Reliant Robin?

Geoff Peckham… If so, where did you find the room for my amp, eh?

Phil Gill… We made two trips.

Jim Breeds… I was at the Mungo Jerry gig.

Andre Martin…  And on Friday Night – Sabotage.

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Alan Esdaile… Remember working with Sabotage a few times. They were a great pop harmony band.

Martin Casson Agency – 1972

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Andre Martin…. I wonder how many of those venues are still in operation ! Not many of the Military, thanks to successive Government cutbacks !

Peter Millington… Alan, I was playing with Suspect in 1973 when we did a gig supporting Garry Glitter on the Pier. Could this be the one if Sabotage crashed out?

Andre Martin… It might well have been, as if I remember correctly, Sabotage were suddenly flown out to NY for a Cunard Cruise, all their equipment went as luggage with Cunard picking up the tab, and Paul went to Heathrow to supervise the whole flight etc – the date shown in the Christmas Advert would have been the replacement show from the December 9th 1972

Mark Edir… Haha when Gary Gliter was cool , I was there both times the no show and the gig he did turn up for.

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