Rusty Butler – The Marquee November 1973

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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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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/

 

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.

The Kinks – Dave & Ray Davies back on stage together. Islington 18th Dec 2015.

Thanks to Mick Bolton for this.

Mick Bolton… saw a bit of rock and roll history being made at Islington Assembly Hall last night. I was there with Dave M Quaife, brother of Pete Quaife the bass player who founded The Kinks with Ray and Dave Davies. We had just been talking about how unlikely it was that the Davies brothers would ever get together again, given their stormy relationship. After finishing the show with a powerful performance of I’m Not Like Anybody Else, Dave stunned everyone in the hall by bringing on Ray to sing You Really Got Me. How appropriate that they should reunite to perform their first hit just a couple of miles from where it all started in Muswell Hill over 50 years ago.

Here’s a review of the gig by Darren Paul Johnson.

http://darrensmusicblog.com/2015/12/19/dave-davies-and-ray-at-islington-assembly-hall-181215/

Alan Esdaile… Now wouldn’t this be the right act to reopen the pier.

Martin Richter… lovely – thanks – Ray had said that the *door was open* more than once 🙂

The Rolling Stones – ticket 26th May 1976 Earls Court London

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Ticket supplied by Paul Sleet

Black and Blue album was released just before this tour

Yvonne Cleland…  I was in the front row for this gig, even in front of the tightly-linked row of bouncers! I nearly got suffocated, but Mick Jagger leered at me, I swear he did!

Nigel Ford… Perhaps he thought he’d seen a white Marsha Hunt, Yvonne?

Yvonne Cleland… Oi! Cheeky!

John Paul Veness… was at this one too ,still one of the best gigs i’ve ever seen 🙂

Pete Fisher… I went on May 21st, when the only good thing was the Meters as support, and then again at Knebworth in August, where they came on two hours late because they couldn’t wake Keef up, and they were really rough again, but they were both great concerts!!

Yvonne Cleland…I saw them at Knebworth too! Yes, they were! My kids go to Knebworth now, but I think it’s been rebranded as ‘Download’ or something.

Queen – 1973

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Carol Ann Bolton…. hat’s how I remember Queen when I first met them in 1973 supporting Mott the Hoople on their U.K., tour. Being honest, there was little sign of what was to come, apart from Brian’s remarkable guitar playing. Mick and I used to sit and chat to Brian quite a lot in greasy spoon cafés and the hotels, but Mr Mercury was not as communicative and would flounce off in his distinctive fur coat to play the stage piano between gigs. Thinking back, he was playing grandeous, classical sounding stuff which became the sound of Queen later.

Chris Meachen… Pretty much how I remember Brian & Roger when I encountered them in the Speakeasy one night when Stallion played there. Had no real idea who they were at the time.. Members of Mott the Hoople were also in attendance….

Alan Esdaile… Remember the gig at The Speakeasy , Chris. I think a couple of Mott’s were in the audience, I know Morgan Fisher was there. Bizarre things I remember, back stage they had a massive ice making machine.

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical – Clive Richardson Coach Tours – coach from Hastings, Bexhill & Battle – Thursday 14th May 2015.

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BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j38YgGFoQVQ

BEAUTIFUL – THE Carol King Musical
Thursday 14 May 2015
Aldwych Theatre London- matinee performance
Stall seats – £64 coach + show
Departs Hastings 9.00am Bexhill 9.20am Battle 9.45am
Approx 2hrs free time before show
Tel: 01424 775534          http://cliverichardsontours.com