On this weekend in 1966 the Move played the Birdcage during their summer ‘residency’. They were pretty exciting and while they did some soul stuff by Gladys Knight, Bobby Parker etc, they were on the edge of that English experimental sound that became ‘psychedelic’. Their live show was fine.
Also, at the Roundhouse, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine entertained ‘swinging London’ (on acid?) at the launch party for International Times. Some kind of counter-culture was beginning (shop counter?)
As it happens today is also the birthday anniversary of two of my old-time favourites Gus Cannon (“Walk Right In”) and Victoria Spivey. Here’s the glamorous Victoria on a European tour in 1963 with Lonnie Johnson (guitar) and Sonny Boy W on harmonica – and despite Lonnie, it ain’t “TB Blues”