Sent by Dick Greener, 10 March 2011
Just a short Strawbswebnews for now to let you know of some news just in. More later in the month.
* UK Electric Tour Re-arranged for November;
Further Acoustic Dates
* Pictures at an Exhibition
UK ELECTRIC TOUR RE-ARRANGED FOR NOVEMBER;
FURTHER ACOUSTIC DATES
The proposed electric tour for May 2011 has been re-arranged for November. Dates so far as follows:
Wednesday 2 November, The Duchess, York
Thursday 3 November, The Ferry, Glasgow
Friday 4 November, Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Saturday 5 November, Green Hotel, Kinross
Wednesday 23 November, The Brook, Southampton
Thursday 24 November, Robin 2, Bilston
Further dates are likely to be added.
Some of the proposed May dates have switched to Acoustic Strawbs gigs, and a new one added in Worthing - the Spring Acoustic gig list is now CURRENTLY as follows (there may be further switches/additions):
Friday 11 March, Mission Theatre, Bath
Saturday 19 March, Village Hall, St Mary Bourne
Sunday 27 March, Nordern Farm, Maidenhead
Wednesday 30 March, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
Friday 8 April , The Rock, Maltby
Friday 15 April, The Hat Factory, Luton
Saturday 16 April, The Jook House, Worthing (NEW)
Friday 13 May, The Borderline, London (was Electric)
Sunday 22 May, Acoustic Music Festival, Uttoxeter
Friday 27 May, The Rock, Bognor Regis (was Electric)
Friday 10 June, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
And early warning of ....
Friday 10 September, Nynehead , Memorial Hall
Dave Cousins/Ian Cutler
An opportunity to see Dave and Ian:
Friday 3 June, Kentish Horse Festival, Edenbridge
We'll be updating the gig details pages as soon as possible.
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
I've recently received several sets of vintage Strawbs photos for the site - some really excellent unseen pix.
Chelmsford Festival 1972
Three shots from Steve Schechter of the first gig Dave Lambert played before Tony Hooper had left the band. DL's then wild hairstyle very much in evidence.
Winterland, San Francisco 1973
Britrock By The Bay has published an excellent blog article on Strawbs with photos taken by Dan Cuny from the Strawbs gig at Winterland, San Francisco on May 24, 1973.
A selection of Dan's pix at:
Read the article and see the full array of pix at:
One of the four contributors, David Miller, has created a Rock Scrapbook on the Strawbs - some great album scans and magazine articles. Check out:
Massey Hall 1975
Steve Jepson sent us some shots from the legendary Ghosts line-up Massey Hall gig in early 1975.
Newcastle City Hall 1976
Particularly excited about this one as it was the first Strawbs gig I ever attended. Thanks to Alan Pearson for these shots - some nice ones of Robert Kirby and John Mealing.
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."