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« Reply #120 on: September 13, 2018, 01:18:07 PM »



The Bootleg Beatles were great in 1990. I'd seen them once previously, and once afterwards, and they were great then too.
The last time they played Cropers they were a completly different line up (there'd been a couple of changes in personnel before), and I didn't enjoy it so much, but I put that down to the fact that the novelty had worn off.)
Aussie Floyd I was looking forward too....I'd seen them before, but without the lasers and whistles and bells and 'flatable 'roos, and was intending to sit at the top of the field and watch all that, but being soaked to the skin through my waterproofs put paid to that plan and I watched them under the shelter of the coffee and pancake stall instead, watching the coffee refill from the water dripping of my hat. Shame.


Bootleg Beatles 1990 were great but it was very, very wet. Aussie Pink Floyd were great but it was very, very wet.

There's a trend here...




I'd forgotten that it rained the first time, but now you've reminded me, I thought it was one of the best things of the festival (it was my first one), that nobody cared and we sang Lalalala en masse for several hours with total gusto and had a Fab old time.
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« Reply #121 on: September 13, 2018, 07:14:07 PM »


Joe Jackson does still write and tour, and is fantastic. Hugely underrated.


I would love to see/hear him perform live.


Not a huge fan of The Pet Shop Boys, but quite like to hear their songs occasionally and they fit the 80s bill...plenty of hits, maybe a bit too downbeat/electro, not ‘singalong’ enough though?

I still think Gaga (not Lady, the Band which performs Queen songs, but do not dress up) would be fun.

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« Reply #122 on: September 13, 2018, 08:21:04 PM »

Best I've seen recently Bob Geldof, Billy Bragg and what about Roger Hodgson from Supertramp?
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« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2018, 08:34:24 PM »


Best I've seen recently Bob Geldof, Billy Bragg and what about Roger Hodgson from Supertramp?


All sound like great ideas to me.

Roger Hodgson made a surprise appearance one year ages ago and he was brilliant.

That’s another thing which seemed to occur, which doesn’t so much now. Surprise appearances.
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« Reply #124 on: September 15, 2018, 03:59:45 PM »




How about Graham Nash?


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He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

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I'd have thought both Nash and the Croz would be well within budget.  They play 'prestige theatre' venues these days in the UK, and don't sell out quickly (mumbles about being 6 feet away from David in a packed and joyous Jazz Cafe not that many moons ago, but anyway...)


You’re right about their declining pulling power, David.  I see Crosby’s London gig tomorrow hasn’t sold out.  Partly due to the lousy choice of venue, I suspect (Shepherd’s Bush – anything but a prestige venue).  I was at that Jazz Café gig too.  Absolutely wonderful, though it feels like an awful lot of moons ago to me now.
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« Reply #125 on: September 16, 2018, 08:21:00 AM »





How about Graham Nash?


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He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

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I'd have thought both Nash and the Croz would be well within budget.  They play 'prestige theatre' venues these days in the UK, and don't sell out quickly (mumbles about being 6 feet away from David in a packed and joyous Jazz Cafe not that many moons ago, but anyway...)


You’re right about their declining pulling power, David.  I see Crosby’s London gig tomorrow hasn’t sold out.  Partly due to the lousy choice of venue, I suspect (Shepherd’s Bush – anything but a prestige venue).  I was at that Jazz Café gig too.  Absolutely wonderful, though it feels like an awful lot of moons ago to me now.


FWIW, I love Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
I suspect that it is more to do with ticket prices.
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« Reply #126 on: September 16, 2018, 10:27:00 AM »


Having seen them in close succession this year, I’d suggest that The Cavern Beatles are better (and cheaper) than the current Bootleg Beatles franchise. If we’re going down the tribute route though, New Purple Celebration are the way forward. Who wouldn’t enjoy an hour and a half of perfectly-presented Prince on a Thursday evening?*




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I’d love that. Prince was a genius.
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« Reply #127 on: September 19, 2018, 09:23:30 AM »

Maybe not a headliner but for a great rock singalong Andy Scott's Sweet could fit the bill.

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« Reply #128 on: September 19, 2018, 09:59:51 AM »


Maybe not a headliner but for a great rock singalong Andy Scott's Sweet could fit the bill.

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« Reply #129 on: September 19, 2018, 10:13:37 AM »

Andy Scott is one of the main organisers behind the one-day Concert at Kings held in the wilds of Wiltshire each May http://www.concertatthekings.co.uk/

Sweet have appeared a few times, and are indeed excellent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krKgo5QhAto
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« Reply #130 on: September 19, 2018, 10:36:46 AM »


Andy Scott is one of the main organisers behind the one-day Concert at Kings held in the wilds of Wiltshire each May http://www.concertatthekings.co.uk/

Sweet have appeared a few times, and are indeed excellent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krKgo5QhAto
What a fantastic lineup! I'm keeping an eye out for this one next year Smiley

From The Jam featuring original Jam bassist Bruce Foxton would be a brilliant Thursday headliner. All the energy and music of the Jam without the Weller costs!
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« Reply #131 on: September 19, 2018, 10:41:23 AM »

Sweet would be good. Behind all the glam stuff (which would be great for the crack (and the demographic) at Cropredy ) they were a good solid rock band.
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« Reply #132 on: September 19, 2018, 12:40:14 PM »

Can't remember if he has already been mentioned, but (amongst many others) I'd love to see Jackson Browne in that slot.  Pipe dreams, I know...
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« Reply #133 on: September 19, 2018, 12:46:19 PM »

Sad end-of-the-pier remnants of bands turn me off completely, especially when the star attraction is either deceased or has moved on.  All this talk of Sweet and Jam leaves a funny taste in my mouth.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #134 on: September 19, 2018, 12:56:47 PM »


Sad end-of-the-pier remnants of bands turn me off completely, especially when the star attraction is either deceased or has moved on.  All this talk of Sweet and Jam leaves a funny taste in my mouth.   Roll Eyes

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Now, if Bread were to play?


And maybe Marmalade?

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« Reply #136 on: September 19, 2018, 01:20:52 PM »

Another top band that tours regularly is America. They would tick lots of boxes for a Cropredy band being their own songwriters and very accomplished musicians Smiley
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« Reply #137 on: September 19, 2018, 05:41:32 PM »

Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?
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« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2018, 06:52:06 PM »


Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?



Let's have a big Cropredy welcome for one night only Brian Pern and Thotch.

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Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?



Let's have a big Cropredy welcome for one night only Brian Pern and Thotch.

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