Mudcat Café message #2458484 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Dave Sutherland
06-Oct-08 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Maddy Prior review - and free, signed CD
Subject: RE: Maddy Prior review - and free, signed CD
Does a Tim Hart story count? Anyway it was at Birtley Folk Club one Wednesday night (as usual)in the early seventies and Steeleye were playing Newcastle City Hall on the Thursday night. Midway through the first half in walks Tim Hart and a member of the road crew and not recognising them Pete Elliott asks them would they mind paying at the desk by the door. The word has already got around the club who has just come in and it finally gets to Pete who looks slightly embarrassed and calls an interval at that point and goes across to Tim and friend to refund their money (10p or so in those days)and welcome him to the club. Tim gets a song early in the second half and not long afterwards in come three more members of the crew all wearing Steeleye Span t-shirts. Looking at them and then to Tim, Pete declares "If you'd all been wearing those bloody things then I wouldn't have dropped my king sized goolie"
Top man, Pete