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I went to see Billy Idol at the Croydon Greyhound in 1978. The support band was booed off by the “punks” but I was quite impressed; good bass, interesting lyrics. Didn’t realise until 1980, when I bought their first album, that it had been The Cure. Who knew?

 

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Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

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.

Good shout LA

in 1980 Bon Scott was found dead in a Renault 5 outside 67 Overhill Road in East Dulwich, very close to Forest Hill. About 500 metres up the road is the TA centre in Forest Hill, where Status Quo used to practice in one of the halls before they made the big time.

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Good shout LA

in 1980 Bon Scott was found dead in a Renault 5 outside 67 Overhill Road in East Dulwich, very close to Forest Hill. About 500 metres up the road is the TA centre in Forest Hill, where Status Quo used to practice in one of the halls before they made the big time.

I also saw Brian Johnson's first tour at the Apollo Victoria in November 1980

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Status Quo used to practice in one of the halls before they made the big time.

In the late eighties Status Quo were appearing at St James Park in Newcastle. I lived four miles away but could hear them by opening my front door and standing in the doorway.

As an aside my daughter is a good friend of Francis Rossi's son (well one of them anyway)

 

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Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

I also saw Brian Johnson's first tour at the Apollo Victoria in November 1980

Saw Brian Johnson with Geordie in 1972

 



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Originally posted by Thunderslug

I went to see Billy Idol at the Croydon Greyhound in 1978. The support band was booed off by the “punks” but I was quite impressed; good bass, interesting lyrics. Didn’t realise until 1980, when I bought their first album, that it had been The Cure. Who knew?

I went to school with Billy Idol in Bromley.

And one of my mates down here is Mat Hartley ex The Cure !

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 31 May 22 9.08am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Done this one before, but here goes.

I went to school with Bros at Collingwood in Camberley in the 1980's. The twins were a bit aloof but not in any top groups for subjects.
Craig Logan and I sat next to each other for our O'level re-take of Geography year. When they got the record deal, Craig signed my geography book (now lost). That was in 1985.
1986ish, I saw Craig moving out of his parents terraced house in Camberley. He said the record company were moving them (him and the twins) to a new house.
They moved to a large detached gated house about a mile away. As a dustman in the early 1990's we used to love visiting their house, as next to the bins were always piles of unopened fan mail, brand new cuddly toys and bouquets of flowers, just thrown away.

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly


I went to school with Bros at Collingwood in Camberley in the 1980's. The twins were a bit aloof but not in any top groups for subjects.

On the subject of fellow pupils, Jeff Beck (played Sheffield with Johnny Depp the other day) was a couple of years ahead of me at Elmwood Secondary in Hackbridge.

A friend waited tables at the café that opened where the Wallington Odeon was. Beck went in for a burger, left without paying and said friend had the cost deducted from his pay. Whenever Beck is mentioned he always says 'sod still owes me for that burger!'

Other pupils at Elmwood, but not necessarily pop related were the pianist Roy Budd who wrote, among other things, the theme music for Get Carter. My claim to fame is that I beat him at marbles.

The actor Edward Woodward (Callan), who lived in the next street to me in Wallington, also went to Elmwood. Again, not pop related, but he did record a few albums.

Quite a few other 'names' also went to Elmwood. Strange. Clearly not worth saving though as it was demolished to make way for houses. Anyone else on here go to Elmwood?

 


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Did you know that the chap who played bass on Walk on the Wild Side (Herbie Flowers) also wrote Grandad (Clive Dunn).

 


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Originally posted by Cucking Funt

Did you know that the chap who played bass on Walk on the Wild Side (Herbie Flowers) also wrote Grandad (Clive Dunn).

No, and I bet not a lot of people know that.

 


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

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I heard on the radio quite a few years ago that Rod Stewart was first choice to be singer of Led Zeppelin, but he turned it down as he wanted to focus on his own career.
Don't know how much truth there is in that.
However, only a couple of weeks ago, Robert Plant was on Desert Island Discs. John Bonham and him used to be friends before Led Zeppelin. Bonham said to Plant after seeing him sing "you're going to be great, but only if I come along too"
Plant said it was daunting to be selected as singer for Zeppelin, which kind of made me think it was a manufactured band, but Plant didn't elaborate.
After Zeppelin started bringing the money in, Bonham bought a Mercedes Limousine. He used to drive around in the Merc' to pubs and bars in a jacket and cap to make cops think he was a chauffeur and not liable to be pished off his tlt5.

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Originally posted by Cucking Funt

Did you know that the chap who played bass on Walk on the Wild Side (Herbie Flowers) also wrote Grandad (Clive Dunn).

Think this has been mentioned before but in a documentary about Lou Reed's Transformer Herbie Flowers said he did the original baseline for Walk on the Wild Side on an upright bass then offered to overdub it on electric bass because he knew he'd earn an extra £12 for the session. The drummer on Transformer was John Halsey who was Barry Wom in The Rutles.

In the 60s there was a club in Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate called The Upper Cut, owned by the boxer Billy Walker. It was opened by The Who (Otis Redding also played there). On Boxing Day 1966 Jimi Hendrix wrote Purple Haze while waiting to go on stage there - tickets for the gig were 4/-.

 

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