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I thought I'd post this up as there's been a couple of mentions on the site lately of Linton Kwesi Johnson and his collaborator Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell who produced the X-O-Dus single for Factory - see listed review. This is a flyer and a ticket for an LKJ poetry only (non music) event at the Library Theatre in 2002.

I first heard LKJs classic poem "Sonny's Lettah" literally under my bed clothes in about 78/79 on the John Peel show on a tiny transistor radio bought with Green Shield Stamps. It remains a stunning piece of work and was performed as part of the 36Hours JCC play at Studio Salford/King's Arms - see listed artefact.

This gig was also the first time I saw Manchester's excellent and sadly missed poet Dike Omeje, someone who I was proud to become friendly with over the next few years until he died tragically young in 2006. RIP Dike.

LKJ perfoms in Oldham on Friday 5th October 2007.
Artefact added : 23rd July 2007
by Tony/Longfella
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