Iconic band to perform in St Albans 50 years after last performance
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:12 23 September 2016
A band that last performed in the district 50 years ago will be making a return next week.
‘Revolutionary’ band The Pretty Things will be taking to the stage at live-music venue The Horn on Thursday (15) after last performing in the city in 1966.
Front man Phil May said: “That initial period of touring was frantic and we had a gig most nights up and down the country and it’s all a bit of a blur! This is when we were really establishing ourselves as one of the forerunners of the burgeoning R&B scene along with the likes of The Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Animals.
“We are really looking forward to returning and hope we can continue to make an impression on a new generation of fans.”
Event organiser Ian Crockett said that the band were revolutionary when they first came onto the music scene.
He said: “The gig is set to be an incredible one, not only for loyal fans, but new ones alike.
“The Pretty Things were part of the Rhythm & Blues explosion of the 60s. They were a major influence on David Bowie and The Ramones amongst many others. They were the first to release a concept album in 1967 recorded at Abbey Road and the first band signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label.”
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