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Started by: Axcroft (204)

I didn't get to see the bands at the ABC but did enjoy the music scene in the early 1970's.

Wigan at that time had a large hippie contingent and I remember the Market and Park Hotels, and especially the Student's Union Club at Swinley.

The people I hung out with were big T.Rex fans and we went to see them at the Lancaster University Great Hall in the summer of 1971 - the first part of the set was acoustic followed by much of  A Beard Of Stars, which was my favourite.

My first festival was Weeley in August 1971 and that was a terrific line up with the Groundhogs (Cherry Red still on my playlist), Rory Gallagher, T.Rex, the Faces, BJH, Lindisfarne, Al Stewart, etc. 

My second, and final, festival was Bickershaw.  Watching clips on YouTube brings back wonderful memories.

Yes, magical days.

Replied: 27th Sep 2020 at 13:59

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