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Started by: JR (291)

Wow, getting hard to keep up with comments coming in fast.
The Strawbs were a good band; I have an early album when Sandy Denny was with them. Gentle Giant were a prog take on chamber music… very clever’.
I saw Genesis twice in their early days –really good stuff, but they became more commercial pop after Peter Gabriel left.
Never seen Pink Floyd unfortunately but they are one of my favourite bands. Whenever I go to London and see Battersea Power Station I’m always reminded of the ‘Animals’ album. My fav Floyd album.
Gong at Liverpool Stadium – incredible.
As for the Casino – String Driven Thing were great. I remember this old guy collecting glasses. He paused to watched the violin solo and was mesmerised. Actually he was probably younger than I am now! Another Casino memorable night was Sassafras. I can’t believe they never really made it big. ‘Expecting Company’ is one of my all time great albums.
Moving out of Wigan there was a scene at Geraldo’s in St Helens for a short while.
In 1972 I went to the Isle of Man for a weeks holiday. As I walked with my case to the b&b I saw a poster advertising Atomic Rooster at the Palace Lido – fantastic night.
And lastly… does anyone remember the Clitheroe Festival in the castle grounds? Can’t remember all the bands but here’s 3 – Stackridge, Fumble, Quiver. The council put late buses on to Preston train station because they wanted us out of town fast! Typically it rained a lot that day!

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