38 years ago – In The Nursery’s debut gig at Psalter Lane Art College supporting They Must Be Russians
Darryl Sales, the guitarist from Leave It To Bert, has uploaded every track from the CD to youtube 😉
The mighty Led Zepp played in Sheffield 4 times
November 23, 1968 – University
January 16, 1970 – City Hall
November 18 1971 – University
January 2nd 1973 – City Hall
The first was probably billed as the “New Yardbirds” and was 4 months before their debut album came out. Their final show was bootlegged and I’d love to hear it, since at one point between songs, I whistled the “Laurel & Hardy” theme tune and bugger me, Pagey heard it and played the lick back to us! I also saw the 71 show, but only by peering through the curtains from outside, along with several others who took it in turns 😉
A cassette-LP (NMX) recorded 19-6-78, released Jun 80, featuring:
They Must Be Russians,
I’m So Hollow
I recently made the acquaintance of David, who has a long history with the Human League. here’s a facinating insight into his contributions!
Hailing from Sheffield, this is the Lincolns. They were together from 1960 to 1966 and were a moderately successful band. They followed the then lucrative Working Men’s Club circuit around the North of England but they also accepted work where it was offered. Dance Halls, Pubs, Clubs. even Seaside venues. Ken still treads the boards!
They were Ian Robinson – Singer. Phil Hayes – Drums, Mick Osbourne – Bass, Roger Close – Lead Guitar, Ken Nightingale – 2nd Guitar / Vocals
Peter Parker has kindly digitised the VT cassette that we featured recently. Here are the results!
Ken Patten ran a small studio in his home in Handsworth and had a regular stream of local bands working there. It was almost a John Shuttleworth scenario sometimes, with Ken’s wife calling a halt at 6pm when his tea Was ready. Here’s Vice Versa, with Stephen Singleton, who writes; “the photograph was taken in April 1979. We discovered Ken from an advert in the Sheffield Star. We were in the process of recording a self-financed EP. In 1980 we changed our name to ABC.”
The rest was history 😉