of "The King Solomon Burke", obtained in a slightly muddy field after
Solomon had performed his set in a tent, wearing a shiny silvery suit, to an audience of dozens.
of John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Connie Kay and Percy Heath. This was
obtained in 1969, when I had a lodger during my undergraduate years who
was the Secretary of the Entertainments Committee at the University of
Southampton. He was a great fan of the MJQ and pulled a real coup
under the noses of bigger promoters getting a double performance at the
University refectory on a Saturday night. The gig had to be seated by
the MJQ's contract, and the venue wasn't very big. So, with the
necessity to hire and bring down and return a concert tuned Steinway
grand piano from London for the gig, it wasn't exactly profitable.
He wasn't re-elected for the next term.
From the sublime to the wonderfully
ridiculous, Aylesbury's "Really Free" John Otway. The autograph was
obtained at The Joiners Arms in Southampton in the early 1980s, a venue
he played quite frequently during that period.
Autographs of Allen Toussaint and his elder brother Vincent on the
cover of their joint CD. These were obtained at Good Rockin' in New
Orleans LA on 26 April 2005, after Allen had entertained the packed,
small store for an hour singing and playing solo a selection from his
many hit songs.
For Gene Vincent & Blue Caps
autographs see Photographs & Autographs section at Micropublisher
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