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I remember Trapeze because they were based in the midlands originally.
I bought their single Send Me No More Letters in early 1970.
Talking of gigs, the one I most remember was the Strawbs at the Floral Hall in February 1972. I went with Dave Asp and Borki and we got deliberately drunk before the gig. It didn't alter our appreciation of the great music they played that night, but actually enhanced it.
After the gig we ventured backstage and met them in their dressing room getting autographs; I remember Blue Weaver stayed onstage checking his temperamental mellotron, but gladly signed his autograph.
This was the night Dave met his wife to be, Bren. A good night was had by all, but we missed the last train from Chapel Street Station and slept in a cold railway carriage until dawn.
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