Post by normanhood on May 23, 2014 16:18:26 GMT -5
Sitting in The Queens Head in Lichfield last night, the banter turned into reminiscence - as the mix of Old Folk and Marstons Pedigree Bitter often does. We were telling some young kid (under fifty) about the heady days of Lichfields main/only Blues club, the legendary Pokey Hole. Amazingly, after 45 years, Terry Gallagher and I were totally unable to remember much of the club, but then we can't actually remember last Tuesday either. That's Senior Citizens for you. But everyone remembers two things about the Pokey Hole. One - it is well documented that Earth played 'Black Sabbath' live for the first time, a couple of months before they changed their name. And two - Medicine Head blew the roof off the place. Every time!
Sadly, we cannot find a complete list of the dates you played for us, John, but we are planning a trip to the local newspaper archives in the next few weeks (when we can get the nurses to take us there) with a view to getting a comprehensive list of the gigs - the only confirmed ones that we have evidence of are 16th May, 21st November, and 26th December 1969. If you are interested, I'll try and fill in more gaps - it'd be great if you can recall the club?
Enough waffling - hope you and yours are in the best of health
so amazing to hear from you Norman, how are you? those memories are so filled with the life of the time!
of course, since i too am now a senior citizen, and also, since i "was there", i too can remember very little other than how vibrant the times were there. it would be so good to know more of the dates and times we were there Norman, november 1969 was when we signed to John Peel's Dandelion Records. you can always contact through the firstname.lastname@example.org, i will get the message, send phone number etc, it would be good to catch up!
meanwhile, Peace and Love to you and your Family, and thank you for reviving so many good and meaningful memories,