Back to Fifty Years Ago – and where the F*** are we in this alphabetising Beth?
The beloved Birdcage had been in the doldrums for some weeks, but it began to perk up around the end of March. There is some confusion about whether the Drifters appeared on Weds 22 or Weds 29 or not at all (another Cream story looming?), then on this day in 1967 it opened for records and dancing, Friday came the Amboy Dukes (UK version) and on the same evening, John’s Children appeared at Tiles in London with their new guitarist/singer Marc Bolan.
On Saturday 25 March 1967, Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds supported the Academy in an all-nighter at the Birdcage (did you get any kip boys?) and on Sunday it was the turn of the Q Set about whom I know nothing – but ‘googling’ Q Set is interesting! By now “Arnold Layne” was in the charts.
Meanwhile, unlike last night, no native of Portsmouth FC appeared in England’s footy team.