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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 28 May 22 1.11pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

seeing some recent posts on the MP3 thread, and not wanting to detract from the established protocol, please post your trivia/stories here. Really must be as authentic/trivial as possible.

Here's a starter, following the YES post on the MP3 thread.

The Album, Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe was only self-titled as one of the other members of YES (Chris Squire) took legal action to prevent them using the band name.
I met Rick Wakeman in the 1990's as Camberley Civic Hall after a solo gig. Seemed a pleasant enough chap and had his son Adam with him on stage. Adam is a friend of a girl Charlotte who i used to go to University with. I still retain the thought that Rick Wakeman really is totally up his own @r5e.


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 28 May 22 1.56pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I went with a friend to Bob Dylan's concert at the Albert Hall in 1966. We arrived early and headed to a bar for a pre-concert livener only to find Mick Jagger and Keith Richards there also enjoying a drink or two.

My chum was a smoker and, after a while, Jagger came over and asked him for a light. All seemed a bit surreal and, to this day, I've no idea why he didn't have his own matches!

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Lawrie's Profile Lawrie Flag Brooks Green (near Horsham) 28 May 22 4.43pm Send a Private Message to Lawrie Add Lawrie as a friend

I met and shook hands with Rick Wakeman after his gig with Jon Anderson at the Hawth in Crawley.
Came across as a really nice guy. Seemed genuinely interested in chatting with the fans. Had time for everyone.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 29 May 22 12.23pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

You asked for trivia ... then may I say I saw David Bowie on Victoria Station in 1969. I was probably one of a fairly small minority on the station that day who would have known who he was. I would like to be able to say I engaged him in conversation and what a jolly good chap he was, but I didn't.

I am also pretty sure I saw him playing in a group called the Konrads in the Beckenham area around 63/64.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 29 May 22 12.34pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Pete53, a true highlight, compared to this post.
I awoke on Sunday morning at Glastonbury 1993, rudely awoken by "Who's the c-unit playing the guitar at this ungodly hour ?"

The Lemonheads had played the pyramid stage the previous night, and Evan Dando (lead singer) was standing on top of my mates van giving an impromptu karaoke session. Gave at least 40 minutes of his time, which was nice.

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Bumped into a couple in Mayfair back in the 60’s. None of us looking where we were going.
It was John Lennon and Yoko.
She was a right sour puss, but John was very apologetic and friendly.

 

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 29 May 22 12.44pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

About 6 years ago I saw Steve Hackett ( Genesis ) at the Wharf on Tavistock. It was a warmup for the Royal Albert Hall a few weeks later. Great concert.
So wife and self decided to see Steve Howe ( Yes ) at the same venue expecting the same but he was rubbish.

A few weeks later, we saw Oliver Wakeman and Gordon Giltrap at the Wharf. After the concert, I was talking with Oliver and told him of my experience with Steve Hackett and then Steve Howe and how Mr Howe was crap.

I didn't know at the time that Oliver was good friends with Mr Howe and both had recently completed a world tour with Yes with Oliver on keyboards instead of his dad. Oliver didn't say anything but probably thought I as a right duckhead.

Some really good tribute bands at the Wharf and the occasional original.

 

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 29 May 22 12.48pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Just seen this from the Wharf website...

Yes…… Close To The Edge 50th Anniversary Pre Tour Show

features Steve Howe (guitars), Jay Schellen(drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) with additional drums and percussion by Jay Schellen.

2 hour show celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Close to the Edge".
* No intermission

Roger Dean will introduce the band and have a Q and A around 6.30.

Tickets £60 each for Monday 13th June.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 29 May 22 1.20pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

You asked for trivia ... then may I say I saw David Bowie on Victoria Station in 1969. I was probably one of a fairly small minority on the station that day who would have known who he was. I would like to be able to say I engaged him in conversation and what a jolly good chap he was, but I didn't.

I am also pretty sure I saw him playing in a group called the Konrads in the Beckenham area around 63/64.

Very likely you did Pete. This record by the Konrads was released on CBS in 1965.
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And, of course, Bowie famously helped organise a music festival on Beckenham Grandstand in 1969.

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Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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bumped into lemmy on several occassions(bars) at the old dingwalls, camden lock & the wardour st Marquee club.
My friends still quote him to this day, trying to attract bar staff, to get drinks, shouting ' Nurse ! Nurse !'

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 29 May 22 9.12pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

You asked for trivia ... then may I say I saw David Bowie on Victoria Station in 1969. I was probably one of a fairly small minority on the station that day who would have known who he was. I would like to be able to say I engaged him in conversation and what a jolly good chap he was, but I didn't.

I am also pretty sure I saw him playing in a group called the Konrads in the Beckenham area around 63/64.

When I used to sell merchandise out of the now long gone Nevada Smiths pub on 3rd Ave, Bowie would often walk past the bar (guessing to get tea or Coffee) on a Sunday morning & me & the doorman Chris ( QPR Fan) would often exchange greetings.
In one of the other bars I worked in barely a week would go by without someone famous popping in for a drink.
Suggs/ Madness
Roger Daltry
UB40
Puddle of Mudd
Oasis
Style Council
Ocean Colour Scene to name a few that I can remember as well as a raft of other itinerant celebs as well.
OCS were a bunch of pretencious w***ers & funnily enough on finding out I was a Palace fan rather than Spurs, Chelski, Arse etc Liam Gallagher was a decent bloke.

 


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I was lucky to see Bon Scott (ACDC) in November 79 at the Hammersmith Odeon, 3 months before he died, was the best gig i ever saw, i was 14 and it was my first gig.

 


When the tigers broke free, And no one survived, From the Royal Fusiliers Company Z, They were all left behind, Most of them dead, The rest of them dying, And that's how the High Command took my Daddy from me

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