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AFCDorset

Roofer
Most of the above is T.Rex, not Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I saw Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Albert Hall, autumn of 1970, supporting a double bill of Jethro Tull and Procol Harum. One of the best gigs ever.

Marc and Steve were introduced by John Peel, they sat, cross legged, at the front of the vast Albert Hall stage, Marc with an acoustic guitar, Steve with some kind of bongos.

They played 4 short songs, including Debora, twice!
 

mickyhoss

I sacked Glover
Most of the above is T.Rex, not Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I saw Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Albert Hall, autumn of 1970, supporting a double bill of Jethro Tull and Procol Harum. One of the best gigs ever.

Marc and Steve were introduced by John Peel, they sat, cross legged, at the front of the vast Albert Hall stage, Marc with an acoustic guitar, Steve with some kind of bongos.

They played 4 short songs, including Debora, twice!
I think there's a video of that somewhere
 

AFCDorset

Roofer
I think there's a video of that somewhere
Yeah I watched it yesterday
Linky?

This was probably my first gig in London having arrived in September for uni. Lived about 10 minutes walk from the RAH and somehow a bunch of us got tickets, very close to the stage but a bit off to the side.

Tyrannosaurus rex played as described earlier, then Tull, Anderson walked on in his ridiculous overcoat with flute in one hand and a bentwood chair in the other. The chair was placed next to his microphone and during the slow intro to the first song (Living in the Past?) he stood with one foot on the chair whilst playing the flute into the mic.

Then, as the song started to 'take off', his foot went under the chair seat and it was flipped high in the air landing in the unused orchestra bit. From then Anderson was absolutely non stop, cavorting about the stage, singing, playing and cackling like a madman, so brilliant the crowd kept them on stage quite late.

The result was that Procol Harum started very late and did not finish till well after midnight. By this stage of their career they rarely played AWSOP, most of the set featuring Brooker on piano rather than organ. Once again the crowd would not leave until they played 'that' song, which they did as about their third encore to close the evening.

The feel, the buzz after the gig was like nothing I had experienced before, quite astonishing. Not obvious at the time but it had a huge effect on my life.
 

mickyhoss

I sacked Glover
Linky?

This was probably my first gig in London having arrived in September for uni. Lived about 10 minutes walk from the RAH and somehow a bunch of us got tickets, very close to the stage but a bit off to the side.

Tyrannosaurus rex played as described earlier, then Tull, Anderson walked on in his ridiculous overcoat with flute in one hand and a bentwood chair in the other. The chair was placed next to his microphone and during the slow intro to the first song (Living in the Past?) he stood with one foot on the chair whilst playing the flute into the mic.

Then, as the song started to 'take off', his foot went under the chair seat and it was flipped high in the air landing in the unused orchestra bit. From then Anderson was absolutely non stop, cavorting about the stage, singing, playing and cackling like a madman, so brilliant the crowd kept them on stage quite late.

The result was that Procol Harum started very late and did not finish till well after midnight. By this stage of their career they rarely played AWSOP, most of the set featuring Brooker on piano rather than organ. Once again the crowd would not leave until they played 'that' song, which they did as about their third encore to close the evening.

The feel, the buzz after the gig was like nothing I had experienced before, quite astonishing. Not obvious at the time but it had a huge effect on my life.
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Rodneyfernsfeet

We must be in heaven man
Didn't they play at the very first Glastonbury festival where the organisers gave a free bottle of milk to each audience member?, how times change.
 

Rodneyfernsfeet

We must be in heaven man
Most of the above is T.Rex, not Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I saw Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Albert Hall, autumn of 1970, supporting a double bill of Jethro Tull and Procol Harum. One of the best gigs ever.

Marc and Steve were introduced by John Peel, they sat, cross legged, at the front of the vast Albert Hall stage, Marc with an acoustic guitar, Steve with some kind of bongos.

They played 4 short songs, including Debora, twice!
Their first album opened with Deborah which immediately morphed into a backwards version of the same song, loved it.
 

mickyhoss

I sacked Glover
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Over rated rip off merchant
Wow. This is something interesting that I didn’t know. Probably as well he died in 1977 as the lawyers would have been all over him. Did some great songs in the early 70s but his ego got the better of him and the coke and brandy took their toll as well. Although he was on a comeback of sorts, claiming to be the godfather of punk, with hindsight the magic had gone by 1974 and the music had lost its edge.
 
Wow. This is something interesting that I didn’t know. Probably as well he died in 1977 as the lawyers would have been all over him. Did some great songs in the early 70s but his ego got the better of him and the coke and brandy took their toll as well. Although he was on a comeback of sorts, claiming to be the godfather of punk, with hindsight the magic had gone by 1974 and the music had lost its edge.
Still done some great songs though 😊
 
Wow. This is something interesting that I didn’t know. Probably as well he died in 1977 as the lawyers would have been all over him. Did some great songs in the early 70s but his ego got the better of him and the coke and brandy took their toll as well. Although he was on a comeback of sorts, claiming to be the godfather of punk, with hindsight the magic had gone by 1974 and the music had lost its edge.
Oddly enough it was probably Phil Lynott who could claim that title of those of that era too.
 
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