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.
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT