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spooky

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40p !!!
« on: January 04, 2021, 01:41:18 PM »
Just found an old concert ticket from 1972,  Durham University used to get all the big name bands..😁 40p !!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 05:27:30 PM »
Saw them a couple of years ago and they still have it. The new album is good too...
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 05:36:50 PM »
Saw 'Ash' twice ....very underrated band.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 05:38:00 PM »
Eeee..... them were’t Days eh, when I were a lad. (Literally) 9 years old to be exact. Shows how expensive things have become though I suppose. Although 40p back then wouldn’t have been that cheap would it. 1972... wasn’t that the year of decimalisation??

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 08:22:31 PM »
 14th February 1971 was 'D' day..   I think my weekly pay was about £6.00..certainly no more, I was riding a Vespa SS180.  8)
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 08:48:06 PM »
Ah 71... nowt but a lad then. Still had another 8 years to go before I could get my lag over....... a moped. That to was an SS. Not a Vespa though, a Honda SS50. Loved it I did

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 09:00:16 PM »
Yes I'm a fan too. Saw them at the Birmingham Odean in '78 when the side panel fell off my C15 runaround approaching Bearwood on the Hagley Road.Went back next morning and found it battered on the grass central reservation. Have seen Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash several times at Worcester and recently at Bromsgrove in March this year -just as the lockdown came into force! Still a great gig (in the sky?) (to quote another of their contemporaries!)
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2021, 09:45:45 PM »
Never seen them but being an avid listener of planet rock radio, which I have on all day everyday at work I’ve been “introduced” to them and there material, of which I will say I do like. I’ve even warmed to jethro tull 🤪(I must be getting old😉) . Bit more of a hard rock kinda bloke generally though. I was brought listening to the MIGHTY slade, sweet and T Rex. So as the GREAT Noddy Holder used to say... “KEEP ONNA ROCKIN” 🤘🤘
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 09:50:32 PM »
Other bands I remember seeing in Dunelm...Free, Fleetwood Mac, Pretty Things, Hawkwind  and lots of others from `72 to `80 , then a bit later the Stranglers, great days...
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2021, 09:58:34 PM »
Wow.. free!!, would have loved to have seen them in their heyday. Was it Peter Greens fleetwood mac Mr Spooky?... if so I’m well envious.

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 10:14:57 PM »
Never saw the original Wishbone Ash when Ted Turner was on lead, When I saw them it was Laurie Wisefield - interesting fact - I noticed that a few years ago Laurie Wisefield was part of Geoff Waynes band on the 'War of the Worlds' live stage tour ( Bloody Marvelous if you haven't seen it!).

Barclay James Harvest anyone?.........possible Britain most underatted band?
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2021, 10:16:48 PM »
Saw Free quite a few times, pretty sure Peter green was there, also  Peter Framptons camel, I keep remembering others...  yes, BJH played in Durham as well...
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2021, 10:19:13 PM »
Believe this or not- I saw Fleetwood Mac  (unfortunately the post Peter Green blues Anglo / American orientation at ...guess where...? One of the cattle sheds at the Stafford Showground in June 1980!Went with my girlfriend in my TR6 -  the car not the bike-fuel gauge could be seen going down in the outside lane of the M6 on the way...18 mpg on a good day thanks to Lucas mechanical fuel injection-you could smell the fumes with the hood down......happy days.........
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2021, 10:20:16 PM »
Saw Free quite a few times, pretty sure Peter green was there, also  Peter Framptons camel, I keep remembering others...  yes, BJH played in Durham as well...  Status Quo at least once,
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2021, 10:25:07 PM »
Yes Laurie Wisefield  was one of the twin guitarists when I saw them-touring "No Smoke Without Fire"but I prefer Argus and There's The rub if I'm honest...

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