The only one of those musicians I didn't see was Mr Baker.
What were the circumstances of you seeing Graham Bond....?
Sorry for the late reply, C. Just noticed this yesterday.
Saw GB and, I think, Holy Magic in a Coventry pub called the Walsgrave in April 1970 when I was 14 - licensing laws were obviously a lot less draconian in those days.Doubtless the reason for my swollen liver and waistband to this day.
Them being only the second band I ever saw, I have pretty vivid recollections of the night. I remember GB as being a big fat bastard with greasy hair and his then wife Diane Stewart* as being an especially horny 70s rock chick. Only song I can remember was 12 Gates to the City of which my then best mate, John McManus, (wonder whateever became of him) was worryingly fond.
They were the second band I ever saw (the first was Skid Row with a very young Gary Moore. I later went on to see SR three more times - twice at the Walsgrave). Oddly enough, just this Sunday I was going through some papers my sister sent over when I moved back to Ireland from HK seven years ago. One of the things I found was an old diary that records some - but by no means all of the gigs I attended between 1970 and 1974. Some of the names - Jackie Withren, Fumble - have descended into rightful obscurity. Incredibly there are quite famous bands - Ten Years after, Barclay James Harvest - I have absolutely zero recollection of seeing.
* I remember her second name because I googled Graham Bond Walsgrave Coventry and found an excellent site about the Coventry music scene of the early 70s. The gigs at the Walsgrave were promoted (if you can call it that) by Pete Waterman of Stock Aitken Waterman fame.