THE EARLY YEARS
Genesis at Knebworth 1978
My first gig in a field! Only £5.50!! It didn't rain!!!
Reading Festival 1978
My first three day festival...three nights in a Vauxhall Viva! It still didn't rain!!
|See that scrawny young lad with the beer can in the centre of the pic walking from left to right?.... I do believe that's yours truly!|
...and here's video evidence of Steve Hillage onstage with cartoon punks Sham '69....
Ultravox! doing Slow Motion - great band.
Penetration - Life's A Gamble. I had a thing for Pauline Murray - anyone remember that great album by Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls?...wonder what became of her?
Reading Festival 1979
We had a tent this time. It rained, but only a bit...
Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me. They were good fun...
Very little video footage other than Cheap Trick can be found, but here's a pic of a youthful looking Cure from the same festival.
|Boys don't cry...|
...and Peter Gabriel
|Still in Rael guise|
Reading Festival 1980
This was my last Reading Fest for some time as from here on in it became a hard rock/metal festival, attracting some right tossers both on stage and in the audience.
Here's the truly execrable White Spirit in action. Note the daft poses of the guitarist. I dare you to watch more than a minute! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Vjxcma_HM
....and in the audience, some tossers throwing cans
Rory Gallagher and last minute additions Slade apart, who were both great, I would rather have chewed my own arm off...
More next time..