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Started by: JR (296)

I too have slept on stations, and in bus shelters and doorways after gigs.
I have a good Strawbs album featuring Sandy Denny. I think young people are now discovering these early excellent examples of alternative music.
Is Borki the Borki that I knew and was at school with - Stephen Borkovitz (not sure about the spelling of the Polish surname). He went to Scot Lane Primary and Gidlow.
Moving on, when I first moved career from shoemaker at Lord and Sharman, Pem to the Parks Department I met Keith Davis who was a few years older and looked like a ‘straight’ – but he was into some seriously good music. We were soon good mates, sharing music and going to gigs. He introduced me to his mates who were also into rock/underground – Jimmy White, Jimmy Parry, Jack (a Scotsman), Dilp and Dave Massey; Dave worked at the parks with me for a while. They all frequented the Market, Park, FAG and Casino. We had a few parties at our high rise flat after I married, and they often lasted until the sun arose. Often people would come back to our flat after the Casino rock night, sometimes for music, sometimes to taste my home brewed beer and wine!

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