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Joined 19th May 2009



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This poster got my old grey matter working.

Because I knew that i had seen AC/DC, but I thought it was at the Stoneground but, no, it was at the electric circus. but not in 77.
in March 77, I was elsewhere.

they first appeared at the Electric Circus in May 1976. their first Manchester show,
i checked their gig history and here it is.

shame I have no memory of that night,
scheeech, I hate getting old.

rock on
19 Jul 2009
“there is a small bio on Jon in Wikipedia.


and on the louie louie songweb site, the story about the 1956 song and the different lyrics down the years. which also includes comments about Jon and his performances.

and if you're reading this Jon.
remember Trackers.

21 Jun 2009
“I believe that Wednesdays were the main live music night. and it was not a weekly regular event.
Tuesday were southern boogie music nights and Thursday was modern heavy metal [ hair and spangle bands]
Monday's were pure classic rock, and some nights we had film/concert shows shown on the " stage " back wall.
only punk which rocked with a good bass was played ;-) most punk music was played elsewhere.

weekend was everything. except pop !! and we never had afternoon lock-ins.”
21 Jun 2009
“this was regular night out for me and my mates, not only concerts but also the disco nights.
leaping about to the weird and wonderful. with the massive dancefloor heaving with sweaty rockers.

I saw Manassas here with Stephen Stills, they played for 3 hours. side 4 was the encore !!
and I got Dallas Taylor's drumstick has a memento.

and the Chuck Berry show when he was hours late, played for 45 minutes and walked off. he would only go on stage if they paid him the cash up front.
later on, I luckily got to see him again at Buxton festival.
my ding-a-ling, oh please.

i seemed to have missed the fights in the car park
though we were followed once by a group of tossers who wanted to know.
" weirdos what you after."

and good fun.

keep the faith.”
07 Jun 2009
“Bickershaw was my first festival, being just turned 17 , the weather was bad, i remember that.
eating beans and other slosh.
"sleeping " in a plastic sheet wrapped round me.
and the mud..THE MUD.

I am very foggy about the artists appearing, and the Bickershaw web site does not help with my memory at all.
your personal memories are great reading.

but what Bickershaw did for me was to give me my first ever hitch-hike, and that feeling when climbing up into the wagon sent me hitching around for the next 16 years.

so i will always have good memories of this festival, even if i only remember the mud and not the sets of the bands/artists.

Member of the Society for the Advancement of non-verbal communication.
20 minute jams. and all that.

24 May 2009
“I remember the Floyd gig which resulted in the stage weight lowering the pitch at the Platt lane end and we played all next season with this silly dip in the ground.

great gig, was it really 1988 ??
did Floyd play at Maine road early in the 90's ?

and pigs do fly. i have a Hamburg ticket to prove it.”
20 May 2009
“I saw The Trend in a big pub in Salford, Eccles ??
during '81 when they had a weekly gig, and I remember a song which I still sing the chorus today,
Routine, Routine, have yourself a Routine.

my mate from that era Steve Guiness from Dukinfield was a mate of the band so I ended up seeing them playing around South/East Manchester.

Mark sang on an Icicle works 1990 album, which proves the old 6 degrees of Separation theory.
all roads lead to Bob Dylan. !”
19 May 2009
“Earthbird !!!!!!!!!!

I still have a ticket for one of your shows !!!
I don't know which gig it was.

I'll dig it out, it's in an old tin box with other stuff.”
19 May 2009

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