Monthly Archives: December 2012

Seven Swans-a-Swimming

I’ve seen Marillion a couple of times. The first time was before they were that well known, at St Andrews Hall in Norwich. I have memories of standing in a packed hall, everybody jumping up and down like crazy (we … Continue reading

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Six Geese-a-Laying

Back to the De Montfort Hall in Leicester for Hawkwind. Unfortunately the mighty Hawk Lords were well past their prime when I got to see them. Most of the leading lights of the band had gone, and they didn’t even … Continue reading

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Five Gold Rings

I saw the Barclays at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester, pre-Glasnost days and back when they were dismissed as ‘poor man’s Moody Blues’. We were going to be late for the concert, and our designated driver decided that simply … Continue reading

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Four Colly Birds

This is embarrassing – I’d always thought it was ‘four calling birds’. I saw Peter Gabriel at Earl’s Court, as part of WOMAD (World of Music and Dance), a festival designed to show off music etc from all around the … Continue reading

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Three French Hens

I saw Fleetwood Mac at Wembley Arena. The thing I remember most about the concert, was Mick Fleetwood stepping out from behind the drum kit to do a solo which involved him beating himself up, and he was wearing a … Continue reading

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Two Turtle Doves

I saw Bon Jovi at Wembley Arena. I wasn’t a big fan, but a friend had tickets and her husband had to bail owing to work commitments, so I got to go along instead. When they did this number JBJ … Continue reading

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I’ve seen Springsteen in concert a couple of times, both at Wembley Stadium and both phenomenal. As it’s Christmas Day, there’s really only one video I could post, even if it is one of the worst things he’s ever done … Continue reading

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