Marc Tuddenham – a quarter of the Academy – sent this poster of a gig he, Rod, Graham H and Graham B did at the Birdcage in the all-nighter days. He wondered which month and year it was:
The answer is March 1967 – in the last six months of the legendary club
Incidentally, while the current amended list of Birdcage gigs is now pretty accurate there are still a couple of queries from that month about the Drifters and I wonder whether anyone knows the answers? Did they play on Weds 22 March and/or Wednesday 29 March? I think it’s unlikely they did both, but it may be they did neither. Two lesser known acts, Hamilton Movement and Eyes of Blue were advertised but failed to appear in March 1967.
All of which signals the start of a fairly regular history of the club as the 50th anniversary of its opening night appraoches.