Having been asked to post some items from the 1989 Convention, I've raided the scrapbook and the results are below. A few things to bear in mind: 1. We were restricted to 250 people due to fire regulations. 2. There was no programme. 3. Graham Smith and myself financed the project to assess the reaction. It proved a feasible idea and the money made on the day and the donations from the raffle meant we were able to send the NSPCC a nice cheque. 4. One way we made an operating profit was from the sale of t shirts. Those left over from the day were sold on the Friends Of Fairport stall at that year's Cropredy Festival.
great pictures and what a great idea to raise money for the NSPCC as well as having a good time. The only galling thing for me reading about it was I wasn't that far away as the crow flies - damnation ;D ah well thanks for posting and look forward to seing more of this when you get the chance after you've stuffed yourself at Xmas and relaxing round the warm glow of the computer screen.
Sealion has sent a load of photos from the Conventions and we'll be posting them as soon as time allows but this one I couldn't resist. Kenny Wylie outside the Hillingdon venue (1989) proudly displaying the headmaster's latest work. We'd been sent a preview copy of the album a few weeks previously and it was being played almost non-stop over the Tull disco which we had at the Convention that year.
I've been rummaging through a box of Tull tapes and found this absolute "one off".
Graham Smith and I had written to IA about the 1989 UK Convention and we received a reply promising a copy of the "new" album Rock Island to play on the day (letter earlier in this thread). My recollection is that Kenny Wylie brought it with him to the Convention for us.
So the album was played approx 3 week before the official release date here in the UK and although the actual cassette has no label, the cassette sleeve has the basic info written on in pencil. Whose writing it is I've no idea but I've scanned it for this thread although I've had to enhance it some what to make it legible as the writing has faded over the preceding years.
ash: Merry Christmas. Hey Santa pass me that bottle
Dec 24, 2019 18:02:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Merry Christmas to one and all and a very Tull filled new year.
Dec 25, 2019 2:50:35 GMT
joemer: In Heaven dere aint no beer dats why we drink it here !!!!!! theme song of the Philly pa. new years day Mummers parade !!!! Another round of Hats off & Kudos to ian & the boys xmas church concerts Bruce should do that over here !!!!!.....
Dec 25, 2019 19:11:59 GMT
joemer: next Tull album cover one foot firmly planted in CONUS other foot across the ocean in D-Land and his "package" hovering over Blighty !!!!lol hahahah
Dec 25, 2019 19:14:01 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT