Places (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)
And then there are gigs that you wished you had gone to:
Led Zeppelin early 1971, Manchester Free Trade Hall:
I had the chance of buying a ticket off Kenny Greenhall, but strangely declined it. That cost me several years of stupidly ignoring them and only discovering their fabulous worth in the early nineties onwards (can you believe it?) through my daughter buying Led Zep3. Ah well, got there in the end, but regret not taking Kenny's offer up.
Free, late summer 1972, Manchester Free Trade Hall:
This should have happened. We had tickets, Mick Moss and I, and turned up...Only to find a sign outside that read: 'Kossoff Injured - Cancelled'. Whether anyone believed that was a talking point at the time, but we returned to Wigan disgruntled. A night in the Beer Keller was no consolation. Time would reveal that Paul Kossoff was 'injured', but not in the physical sense; the real reason for his absence would cost him his young life.
Maybe there are other bands that I missed, but these two would have been on any young bucket list at the time.
More please. This is a great thread.
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