Memories of two GREAT gigs The Who 1979 and The Police 1980.

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all supplied bt Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson… Not Hastings but the right era. I went to the Who gig at Wembley. The ‘friends’ were AC/DC, The Stranglers and Nils Lofgren. Not so steep for 8 quid eh? It was the infamous night of the old GLC turning off the laser show on H&S grounds. The programme is one of the best I ever saw for a gig and contains numerous pics and anecdotes. The most amusing is the one from John Peel – you may need to blow it up a bit. The Police programme is from the first ever Milton Keynes Bowl gig in 1980. Support was from UB40, Squeeze and Skafish. The following year, Mrs T and I had our first ever date at the ‘Alternative Trooping The Colour’ put on at Crystal Palace Bowl. Headlining were Ultravox, supported by Madness, Tenpole Tudor, Alexei Sayle and others. I don’t have any memorabilia, but I remember Peter Tosh was scheduled and didn’t show!

Alan Esdaile… Anyone else have memories of these gigs?

Andy Gunton… I was the The Who gig. Great acts all day, all faves of mine. I remember The Stranglers had a firework display after their set. I’d only seen The Who before with Keith Moon & was impressed by Kenny Jones. Ironically, I’d been wanting to see Nils Lofgren for a few years & then saw him twice in two weeks, this gig & Reading Festival shortly afterwards 🙂

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