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Hawkwind Live

The first ever concert I remember going to was a Hawkwind gig at the Liverpool Stadium in 1973. I was a very young 12 years old at the time and a pre-teen boy and alcohol do not mix that well so my memories of the day are somewhat stunted. I remember Dave Brock was wearing his skeleton suit and I so wanted one and Robert Calvert was the coolest man on the planet at the time. My memories of the day have sort of run into the live album “Space Ritual” which was also released that year. Space Ritual was also recorded at the Liverpool Stadium a year earlier during the Doremi Fasol Latido tour.

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Happy Birthday Hawkwind

Today is Hawkwind’s 44th birthday. I have been a fan of theirs since 1977 when I discovered Quark Strangeness and Charm and have been on a psychedelic space journey with the astral warriors ever since. When they are good they are the best although they often play gigs or release albums with band members who just aren’t up to the job. This is probably my favourite line-up of the band live in concert from around 1990 I think…