In 1967 that was. Am I right in thinking that Thursday was payday in the Dockyard back then? There was often entertainment around on Thursday nights in Pompey, and on Thursday 26 January, Charlie & Inez Foxx returned to the Birdcage. I saw them on their first visit back in the Kimbell’s days (1965) and good fun they were (“Mockingbird”, “Hurt By Love”).
So typical soul that night, but 50 years ago tonight it was Ska records only, called “Let’s Escape”, I’ve mentioned the early ‘prog’ lot the Syn on Saturday and then on Sunday more ska records (“Helter Skelter”).
Also 60 years ago: today, in Kent, the Beatles shot that very interesting ‘surreal’ film for “Strawberry Fields Forever”, Pink Floyd played UFO in London with the ‘free’ jazz improvisation group, AMM Music**. On Sunday, Jimi Hendrix and the Who were together at the Saville Theatre, six months before Monterey Pop. During this week, Thomas Cahill, the Chief of Police in San Francisco coined the phrase “The Love Generation”, and in that city, on Sunday, there was a “Mantra Rock Dance” at the Avalon Ballroom to raise money for the local Hare Krishna Temple, featuring the Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Big Brother & the Holding Company and Allen Ginsberg.
**More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMM_(group)
Enjoy your weekend folks!