Friday, March 13, 2015
I probably bought this paper back in 1974, and threw it in the waste bin after reading, but thanks to eBay I got it again, more than 40 years later!
New Musical Express August 24 1974 had Robert Wyatt and friends on the front cover, some weeks before his "super-gig" at Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8 September.
On the cover of NME: Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield, Julie Tippets, Mongezi Feza, Gary Windo, Laurie Allan, Dave Stewart and a Nick Mason stand in.
Not on the cover, but playing the show: Fred Frith, Hugh Hopper and Ivor Cutler, with John Peel introducing.
According to Michael King´s Robert Wyatt book "Wrong Movements" Dave Stewart says that Richard Branson called all the musicians telling them that Robert wanted them to play this concert without telling him, and then called Wyatt telling him that all the musicians were really keen to play with him!
We may all enjoy the show now on the live album on Domino.