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Hereford United Football Ground.
Edgar St .Hereford .
August 30th 1971.
Mott the Hoople, Head Hands & Feet, Amazing Blondel, Karakorum
Featuring local lads Mott the Hoople, this may have been an attempt by the ever financially strapped Hereford FC to raise some dosh . We have no idea how the gig faired numbers wise or what the weather conditions were on the day. Certainly the show was reasonably priced . although holding it on the last day of the August Bank Holiday might not have been too good an idea.
Martin Chambers later to be a member of the Pretenders, was drummer in the prog rock three piece Karakorum who never made it big but were generally admired by those in the know at the time.
at the Hereford FC event,and seem to recall it was quite a warm day,certainly
not wet.The attendance was decent but nothing like
you would associate with one of the big festivals,probably more like a concert.Most of the people were from the Midlands,we were all
basically sat on the pitch.
Blondel were a folky duo, who I had seen supporting Free at the B'ham Town Hall,
they were always enjoyable.
Karakorum were an excellent and very underrated local band, who appeared destined for greater things, but disappeared!!
I first saw them supporting E.L.P. at the Malvern Winter Gardens in 1970.
remember about Head,Hands and Feet,was that they had a great guitarist called
Headlining was Mott the Hoople,who had a massive local following,and whom i'd seen many times.They were always great live,
far better than anything they ever put on record. I won't bore you with the band members as i'm sure everyone knows them.
All in all,I would have said a really good day enjoyed by everyone!!.
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