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Postby Pete the Pick » 07 May 2005, 09:32

Geoff wrote:I'm dyin' here, Pete. It's the 9th, time to complete the circle. Where's May 7 & 8?


What time-zone are you in, Geoff? (By the way, Griff is now in receipt of your book, but don't expect feedback in the near future, as he's just bought Simon Reynolds' "Rip It Up And Start Again", and will be unable to get past page 442 for quite some time as he gets a namecheck there! And in the same breath as Wylie, God help us!)

May 7th:

1977
Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
University Of London Union, Malet Street

2005
Cream
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore

I've said it before, but Wayne County. in my opinion, was one of the best live acts around at this point. Top stuff!

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Only one more to go........

PS: Kidding about The Albert Hall.......
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Postby Diamond Dog » 07 May 2005, 10:42

Pete the Pick wrote:May 6th:

1972

David Bowie
Kingston Poly


..given that this was supporting David Bowie as he was just embarking on the original Spiders From Mars tour. And that's the point. From a darkened stage, suddenly the place was lit up incandescently, as the band launched straight into "Suffragette City", which sort of grabbed you by the throat, and never let go. It was honestly one of the most powerful performances I ever saw. He was light years away from the tentative performer I had seen back at the BBC the previous year, and of course the Ziggy persona was simply mind-blowing. You really need to understand how absolutely different he was from everything else going on at that time. And given my own musical proclivities at that time, my night was made perfect when he did "I Feel Free", which, given activities currently on show at The Albert Hall this week, is a nice touch!



It's when you go into nights like this Pete that I really envy you - Bowie, just before the balloon went up!
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Postby Pete the Pick » 08 May 2005, 10:57

May 8th:

2003
Wreckless Eric
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street

A bunch of us from these boards went to the 12-Bar to catch Wreckless Eric. Extremely rewarding!

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And that is that, my friends......

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Postby Poppypoobah » 08 May 2005, 14:30

Pete this has been wonderful!

Thank you!

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Postby Diamond Dog » 08 May 2005, 14:33

I didn't check in all the time Pete - but it's been a fantastic trip.

Let's get this in 'Classic Threads' straight away, shall we?
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Postby Neil Jung » 08 May 2005, 19:19

Is that it? You really should get out more.





Fantastic stuff really.
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Postby Butch Manly » 08 May 2005, 20:27

*applause*
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Postby Bucolic Old Sir Henry » 08 May 2005, 23:13

Fantastic, Pete.

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Postby x » 08 May 2005, 23:34

Congrats Pete, I remember you showing some of us your gig book at a Leeds JU many moons ago.

I think we should get this thread moved to Classic Threads soon, so it doesn't get deleted by accident.

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 09 May 2005, 05:01

yes, well done, A+
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FHW wrote:Congrats Pete, I remember you showing some of us your gig book at a Leeds JU many moons ago.

I think we should get this thread moved to Classic Threads soon, so it doesn't get deleted by accident.


Only three posts above:


Diamond Dog wrote:I didn't check in all the time Pete - but it's been a fantastic trip.

Let's get this in 'Classic Threads' straight away, shall we?


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Postby takamine, all mine. » 09 May 2005, 08:14

Well Done Pete.
But what is going to get me through THIS year now!
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Postby The Prof » 09 May 2005, 09:59

A marvelous read.

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Postby yomptepi » 09 May 2005, 19:21

One of the greats :(
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Postby Scally Mcgrew » 09 May 2005, 23:22

*dyes hair blonde, applies lippy, tries to look jazz-cool*

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Postby Thesiger » 10 May 2005, 14:17

The next thing is to add this to the Classic Threads section, before it gets lost. Is there an administrator in the house?
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Postby takamine, all mine. » 10 May 2005, 14:34

Though not in the same league as Pete's Magnum Opus, Radio 2 are repeating the superb 'A to Z of the Beatles', on the Brian Matthew Sounds of the Sixties show on Saturday mornings from 8am. It is also a mammoth task, as Brian plays just one a week! (He is in his eighties so by embarking on this, he shows his intention to work for at least another four years!) So far we have covered A Day in the Life, A Hard Day's Night, A Taste of Honey, A shot of Rhythm and Blues and Across the Universe. I am attempting to get it all on mini-disc. (If anyone is interested?)
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Postby James R » 12 May 2005, 07:39

neverknows wrote:Did you also keep track of all the movies you've seen


I'm actually considering doing something like this myself, but it's only been in the past few years I've kept records of what actual date I saw films on. So it'll probably be years before I can do much about it...
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Postby Pete the Pick » 28 Aug 2005, 11:29

If anyone's remotely interested, I have added an update to August 26th's entry. I may have another for today, later. Oh, this is on page 9, by the way.
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Postby Scally Mcgrew » 18 Oct 2005, 13:59

Any more updates, Pete?
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