Thank you, goodnight and goodbye


On this Saturday night 50 years ago the Who were at the Birdcage, supported by the Jimmy Brown Sound. It was also the final night on duty for the club’s original DJ Pete ‘Brady’ Boardman, although he returned briefly in the Brave New World.

The Birdcage was changing – and had a short future. On Friday and Sunday it was once again ska/Bluebeat records nights


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

4 thoughts on “Thank you, goodnight and goodbye

  1. Would I be right in saying Pete Townsend rammed his Rickenbacker (?) into the ceiling above the stage as they left after their final number ?. The amps were turned up to No 11 at that moment and consequently the hanging guitar started to feed back like crazy.

  2. He certainly did on one gig there Rod – might well have been that one. I believe Rikki Farr decreed it should never be repaired.

  3. Im not sure it was the same night but I was at the front of one of their gigs and PT had a mapleglow 360 rickenbacker that he put on top of the false ceiling and then used a telecaster [unbreakable] to knock his amps over

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