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BudgieThe 70's was THE decade for music. Apart from the fact that they were my formative years, it was the time of maturity for the real GREATS of music - both in the studio's and at live gigs! I took in some really good concerts myself (see the ticket stub graphics) and I regret not seeing the rest. I applied for tickets to see Led Zeppelin but they were sold out. I got tickets for Neil Young and broke down on to way to see him so missed the gig. As I was only 15 in 1970 I was unaware of some of the major live gigs in the early 70's so missed some beauties. Such sad tales....

Pink Floyd-NewcastleBut what of the ones I caught? The Rolling Stones at Knebworth, Pink Floyd on the Dark Side of the Moon tour, The Who at Charlton, Yes and Donovan at Stafford, Hawkwind at Manchester, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc. etc.
They were all great but I guess I have to say that my favourite live shows were the free festivals at Stonehenge and Deeply Vale (Northern England).
Stonehenge Free Festival Shame about the police presence and the overflowing chemical toilets.
Around that time I was editing a Freak Magazine that was issued free to interested parties. I had to Uriah Heepdecorate my tent with mystic runes so that readers could find me at these gigs. I think that a flag would have been better but I couldn't carry the equipment on my 100cc Yamaha. I used to get a very sore ass travelling the 200+ miles from Yorkshire to Salisbury Plain on that two-stroke. It was much easier to hitch but I had experienced some bad luck whilst trying to get a lift (see below). The original Deeply Vale ( For more click here) was enchanting!

Black SabbathHuddersfield itself did not have a healthy music scene although such bands as Thin Lizzy and the Sex Pistols (last ever UK gigs) did pay us a visit. The nearest places were Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Manchester. I caught Santana at Manchester, Belle Vue, Hawkwind at The Palace and numerous groups at the Free Trade Hall, Apollo and Hacienda including Ultravox, Black Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, Robin Trower, Barclay Lynyrd SkynyrdJames Harvest, Tangerine Dream, Uriah Heep, Manfred Manns Earth Band and loads more.
At Leeds there was the all-nighter at the Queens Hall with Roxy Music, Leo Sayer, Vinegar Joe, Ducks Deluxe and Principal Edwards Magic Theatre. At the University I saw Alex Harvey and Pat Travers. Bradford provided Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, Ian Dury etc. and Sheffield City Hall gave me Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ultravox and others.

Ian Dury

Tangerine DreamI have fallen asleep through a Black Sabbath concert, walked out of a Tangerine Dream gig after 10 minutes and witnessed the birth of punk at Eric's in Liverpool. The experiences that actually surround the gigs are as entertaining as the gigs themselves. When I went to see the Who at Charlton Football Ground with a friend we spent over 8 hours trying to hitch a lift on the M1 at Sheffield. We finally gave up and caught the midnight bus to London.
The Who When the Who came on stage Keith Moon slipped and fell. He got up and said to the audience "it's the f!!?**g Who on ice!" Ronnie Van Zandt of Lynyrd Skynyrd was singing the song Gimme Three Steps when he took 3 steps backwards and fell into the drum set.
Yes/DonovanWhen I went to see Yes at Stafford I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the support was none other than Donovan - The Intergalactic Laxative and all! Alex Harvey's gigs were a delight to watch, especially when he was performing mime theatre with Zal Cleminson - Next!

Knebworth Music Festival 1976

Sassafras/WallyI took my girlfriend to see a reggae band at Eric's in the late 70's (Prince Far I and the Creation Rebels). 70 miles on a motorbike in the middle of winter! When we got there we found out that the gig had been cancelled as they could not get a work permit.

NutzWent to see Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranois at Huddersfield Polytechnic after swallowing some mind bending substances. If you've ever seen Albertos you will know what a groovy time I had. All except for when they got to the Snuff Rock part and the lead singer was pretending to kill himself. Someone brought a bomb onto the stage but it failed to explode so they removed it again. All of a sudden there was such a bang and some plaster fell off the ceiling onto my head. Whooaaaa! What a rush. I met Rolling Stones At Earls Courtmy first wife at a Blackfoot Sue gig in a local school. We arranged to meet the next evening but I couldn't remember her name. How embarrassing. If you're reading this Julia (now resident in Maryland USA) I was the happiest guy alive that night! 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all! I went to see Gary Glitter at Huddersfield Polytechnic during the height of the punk era and was amused to see him strut out on stage in all his finery only to be immediately covered in spit - excellent fun gig! So were the Skids at the same venue - high energy. Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon (Gracelands Tour) at Birmingham's NEC were great gigs too. But there have been some bad ones as well.
Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones at Earls Court was a bummer because we were so far away from the stage that it could have been anyone miming to a tape. The inflatable phallus was corny and I didn't enjoy the support, The Meters. Floyds gig at Wembley on the Animals tour was crap - I haven't really liked their music since Wish You Were Here although The Division Bell album was a blast from the past.

Simply Red/M People/MadnessI think that the close of the 70's was also the end of the vinyl single as a viable musical medium. Punk probably gave singles a final breath of life but thereafter they were doomed. And this before the advent of the compact disc.
Dr FeelgoodI guess the main reason for their demise was the trend towards lengthy concept track on albums which made singles unviable. Also the record buying public were becoming more affluent and could therefore afford albums instead of singles. It proved more economical if you liked the group as a whole rather than individual tracks.

PETE'S TOP 10 ALBUMS

Position
Artist
Album
1
Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland
2
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
3
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
4
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
5
David Bowie Space Oddity
6
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
7
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
8
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
9
Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs
10
The Doors Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe

Pink Floyd-Wembley

PETE'S TOP 10 SINGLE TRACKS

Position
Artist
Album
1
Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit
2
Neil Young Like A Hurricane
3
Deep Purple Smoke on the Water (Live)
4
Leonard Cohen Suzanne
5
Moody Blues Question
6
Steve Hillage Hurdy Gurdy Man
7
Doors LA Woman
8
Doors The End
9
Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
10
Frijid Pink House of the Rising Sun
Michael Jackson-Wembley
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