Who remember Grimms (Bonzo Dog/Scaffold/Liverpool Scene)?
Mick O’Dowd… Remember the College was renowned for putting on “alternative” type bands. Martin-Casson put on Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoious and went with Paul Casson to see them. Good stuff.
Alan Esdaile… Yes remember we used to book a lot of groups their and Alberto.. were great. Still got their rider somewhere.
Michael Gibbs… I saw them in Brighton
Mick O’Dowd… Yes Alan. They were good. Wasn’t the rider something like a copy of the Dandy & Beano and a Brillo Pad? In contrast to Alex Harvey whose rider made it impossible to book them so MCA turned them down.
Alan Esdaile… and nipple stimulators Mick and more! They put on a good show though. Yes some riders were a none starter and having negotiated the price, some big name groups had to be cancelled because they then asked for us to supply full pa, specialist lighting systems and then they wanted an extended stage!