You Say You Want …


An Exhibition?

To the V&A yesterday with long-time lightshow buddy Martin Richman to see the new Exhibition. No great surprises perhaps but LOADS of stuff all impressively presented. Worth a visit – at least for any old hippies (talking of which and particularly the Summer of ‘67– a very happy birthday to Mr Mook)

V&A 2016

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Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

5 thoughts on “You Say You Want …

  1. Grazie!! Soaking up the Southern Italian Sun!!

  2. I’m not paying to see this – art should be free! Break down the barricades and storm the turnstiles, brothers and sisters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

  3. ..and have a hippy birthday, Jim! On your birthday in 1969 “Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra” was performed by Deep Purple with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, in 1979 Bob Dylan released “Slow Train Coming.” and in 1990 Bruce Hornsby played his first gig as keyboard player for The Grateful Dead
    Also, you share a birthday with Roy Acuff ,Snooky Pryor, Cannonball Adderley, Les Braid of The Swinging Blue Jeans and Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly. (And they’re all older than you!) Have a great time in Southern Italy – I’m sure it must be like being inna gadda da vida……..

    • Snooky Pryor! He played at that Blues Festival on Southsea Common (maybe 1993?) and was the star of the show, absolutely blew me away. The next day the storms blew the Festival away! As for Iron Butterfly, they played at South Parade Pier whereas Mr Mook played at Clarence Pier …

  4. Yeah, I saw the Iron Butterfly at the Pier – 16th January 1971 – with Dada and Yes. I seem to recall tickets were 99p!

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