Over the next twelve months my focus will be on the transition from mod/soul and pop to all the fun and excesses of 1967 and beyond – psychedelia, the Summer of Love, Sgt Pepper and all that. Here are a couple of photos – one perhaps familiar, the other recently acquired – which show something of that change. First, a group of Birdcage boys in late 1966:
On the right (above) is the very smartly attired Steve Conway, looking every inch a top Mod. Just a few years later he’s on the right again, below:
Seems as though the suit and tie are long gone and the hair is definitely sprouting. On the left is Steve’s sister Lyn – Mr Tench and I performed at her wedding back in 1969 at the Star in Lake Road. And who is that man with all the hair in the middle? Who could it be?
Incidentally, I’m guessing this might be the Bath Festival of 1970 or one of the IOW events?
And my title comes from a David Crosby song.