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Also we have an article by Pete Clemons from the Coventry Telegraph - about the Lanch Arts festivals - although he doesn't say much about the 1976 / 77 festivals - he did mention the Sex Pistols! Here's the link on one of our newer sites http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-lanch-lanchester-polytechnic-gigs.html Trev
Thanks for your interesting comment Jennifer, That would be great if you had the 1977 programme. If you find you can send it via hobozine@googlemail.com There are some other post about the Lanch on here - about Ted Little who organised it originally and some of the co-oganisers have left comments here http://coventrymusichistory.typepad.com/blog/2009/02/ted-little-and-the-lanchester-arts-festival-coventry.html Also I interviewed Colin Richardson for this blog - he was the Bron music agent through which some of the big names were booked. The interview is over several posts on here and concerns his wider career as Colosseum manager etc but he talks about giving Ivor Cutler a life to the Lanch gig. Shame the funding was curtailed - they were always great events and influenced not only students but a lot of budding Cov musicians. A lot of us appreciated the work that went into organising them. It was at the Sex pistols Lanch gig that a Cov friend of ours Scon became a roadie with them and later Clash - better known as Roadent. He went on to appear in a German TV play and went out with Barbara Grogan of the Passions - who wrote the 80's hit I'm in love with a German Film Star. As a result he introduced the Specials to the infamous Bernie Rhodes at Mr Georges and as Mr Rhodes is the subject of Gangsters inadvertently influenced another song! The story is on here http://coventrymusichistory.typepad.com/blog/2007/06/a-clash-with-scon-roadent-of-the-sex-pistols-subject-of-the-passions-song.html Thanks again Jennifer - Trev Teasdel
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Graham - It's unlikely to have been suggested by your ex band members to one of their kids because the Leamington version of Concrete Parachute on the blog here were operating around the same time (or slightly later)as your band of the same name. I got the band card from John Bargent in 1973 by which time the band had split up and he was no longer promoting them. So that dates them as early 70's at least. If you Google the name, you'll find another Concrete Parachute on My Space - these were formed in 1989 and are from, I think Southampton. They are not connected, as far as I know, to the 70's band or to your former band - I just noticed it when I Googled the name! You could check them out I guess. Before the internet you'd think of a name for a band or project and you'd be fairly certain no one else was using it in your area. If anyone was using the same name out of your area (unless famous) you'd probably never know it. Then along came the internet! When I was first on here I Googled projects i was involved with and was surprised to find other people in other countries had the same name for projects totally unconnected - it happens! You should write about your band and if you have some audio do some you tube. Let us know if you do - be good to read / hear your band Graham. Best - trev
Hi Graham, No, I'm not one of the band members. This site is an archive of Coventry (UK) bands. All I can tell you at this stage is what's in the article really. I don't know much about this band except that they were from Leamington Nr Coventry in the late 60's or early 1970's. I got the band card from John Bargent - a band promoter and at the time a co-editor of Hobo magazine. He wrote a note on the back of the card in 1973, which is how it came to be in my archive. I understood that he promoted the band some time before I met him. Only details are the names you see in the post. John has recently found this site so i've sent him a message to see what he can us about the band. I'll post it here if he replies Graham. trev
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