4 November 1970 Carnegie Hall NYC, NY. USA Charity concert in aid of the Phoenix House drug rehabilitation center. Support: McKendree Spring.
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, To Cry You A Song, Sossity: You're A Woman, Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
McKendree Spring is a progressive folk-rock band, active mainly in the early 1970s. The band consisted of Fran McKendree (vocals and guitar), their first bass player was Larry Tucker then Fred Holman took over bass, Dr. Michael Dreyfuss (electric violin, viola, Moog, Arp, Mellotron), Martin Slutsky (electric guitar). Christopher Bishop replaced Holman on bass as of the 1973 release Spring Suite. Some of their music ventured into avante-garde or experimental territory, such as "God Bless the Conspiracy" from their album 3, with its violin/viola/synthesizer solo by Dreyfuss.
Steve Anderson (bass and vocals) and Alan Stoker (drums and vocals) were added for the "Live at the Beachland" 2007 release. In addition, Dave Morrison (harmonica) also played on the live album.
In the summer of 2010, Christopher Bishop (bass and vocals) rejoined the group for the recording of 5 songs for "McKendree Spring: Recording No. 9". This recording also featured Alan Stoker (drums/percussion/vocals), Paul Hollowell (keys) and Fred Mollin (synth).
Place I first saw Tull, three days after Lincoln, NE. gig. They also played there the next night ( I went to work and have yet to forgive myself) and the year before on Brick tour. Denver was skipped in '75 and when Tull finally returned, in 1976, it was to a newer place, built for sports events and concerts, not rodeos and stock shows like the Coliseum,,,which was near the railroad tracks and stockyards and smelled like cow offload.
16 May 1973 Cambria County War Memorial Johnstown, Pa. USA
Support: Brewer and Shipley. Three PA failures interrupted 'Thick As A Brick'. Circus magazine and three audience members claim this was 7 May, but three other audience members with specific memories, one also with a ticket stub dated 7/5/73, confirm otherwise. There is no doubt that there was a concert in Johnstown; this is the most likely date, but unconfirmed. Featured the 'A Passion Play' masks and possibly the 'Lifebeats' film, but 'A Passion Play' itself wasn't performed. Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right, Audition, Aqualung, Wind Up, Instrumental, No Rehearsal, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General , Wind-Up (reprise)
May 19th, 1973... Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, North Carolina My First TULL Gig To meet demands, the Coliseum expanded its seating to 15,000 in 1972 'Lifebeats' intro (with film), A Passion Play (incl. 'Hare' film), Thick As A Brick (w. organ, flute and drum solos, incl. Animalée, Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right, Audition, No Rehearsal, Aqualung, Wind Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Phone Call Actual images by Ted Hunter whom was there working for the Greensboro Coliseum...
Not a venue picture...but an anniversary...41 years ago today, 2-6-75, I saw my best Tull concert ever, in El Paso, Texas.....a ballsy road trip, 700 miles due south of my home in Denver, in a broken car during a winter snowstorm. Didn't know till years later that the El Paso gig was shoe-horned inbetween the first three nights and the addedd extra 2 nights of the famous LA Forum run that set attendance records and produced Supercharged bootleg. Very peak moments for Tull and 17 year old me.
Ian and the band visited London's Capital Radio on numerous occasions when it was situated at their original studios in Euston, mainly for publicity purposes but also mini concerts such as the one they did on the Richard Digance show back in 1980. Capital Radio is now housed in studios in Leicester Square and are only a shadow of their former self imo.
This is a great thread Mr Dog. I love popping in the morning at seeing your new posts. Colston Hall Bristol is the venue I have seen Tull/IA the most times. Started going through Ministry website to find out exactly how many times Ive been. - brought back some great memories. Also (as previously mentioned) some right dodgy ones - Newport Centre, Hereford Leisure Centre, Dome Doncaster and that truely dreadful Swindon Leisure Centre to name a few.
Keep up the great work - really appreciated.
PS. Colston Hall refurbishment is top notch.
PPS Capitol Theatre Cardiff was apparently a great venue although I was obviously too young too see Tull there!! (That wasn't a hint)
Intro (incl. Wind-Up/Passion Play excerpts), Thick As A Brick, My God (incl. flute & piano solos, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Queen And Country, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Guitar Solo (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
Capitol Theatre, Cardiff From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Capitol Theatre was a cinema and concert venue located in Cardiff, Wales, which featured a 3,158-seat auditorium.
History Capitol Theatre opened in 1921 with the British comedy film Nothing Else Matters. In 1964 the Rank Organisation purchased the theatre and used it to book many notable artists, such as Tom Jones, The Beatles, Queen, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan. The Beatles' last live U.K. tour concluded with two performances at the theatre on 12 December 1965. The Rank Organisation closed the theatre in 1978 and it was demolished in 1979. The Capitol Centre now occupies the site.
16 July 1976 Colt Park Hartford, Ct. USA Support: J. Geils Band. Outdoor show, with heavy rain during the support set (Tull played in sunshine). One of the first uses of 'Tull-avision'. www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/
27 October 1971 Assembly Hall, U. of Illinois, Champaign, Il. USA My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise) www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/
I've included GLR in this thread because at one time it supported Ian Anderson and the band either with on air interviews or, in a least a couple of cases, some live studio sets.
Greater London Radio (GLR), 35 Marylebone High St, London
The building which housed GLR is now expensive/executive flats and the entrance is at the bottom right hand side of the building. Also in the building was a large basement which was a studio for visiting artists and from where many live recordings were made. I had the opportunity of a guided tour of the studios in around '95/'96 from Phil Kennedy, now hosting a weekday show on BBC Radio Berkshire.
Some GLR appearences by IA: 15 April 1995: IA interview with Bob Harris 26 April 1992: IA interview 30 September 1991: Live studio set 27 May 1991: IA interview 3 July 1990: IA interview
GLR closed in 2000 after 12 years to be replaced by BBC London Live which was terriblecrap awful