Geordie Stories

I always enjoy it when people from the North East pop by.

They like a chat and they always seem to have a good yarn to share.

This weekend we had a bloke who was lucky enough to see a concert back in 1966ish at the Newcastle Mayfair featuring The Animals, John Mayall and a solo Jimi Hendrix as the warm up act….

After the gig Animals bassist Chas Chandler supposedly quit because he could see it was better for him to manage the future legend.

He admits his story is slightly different to the official Chandler/Hendrix history book version where Hendrix was discovered by Chandler in Greenwich Village ..but who knows ?

We also had the singer from Durham band “Reverend Green” pop in recently reflecting on the day he bumped into a young Brian Johnson (AC/DC,Geordie) at a gig also in 1966/67 when Johnston was singing with a band called USA.

Like all up and coming musicians he was a bit skint, so the guy lent him a fiver (a lot of money back then) which was promised to be paid back at the next gig.

Their paths never crossed again…so the fiver is still outstanding….here we see Brian showing he always liked his hats…..


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