Remember your first Be-Bop gig?...
In William's World
Feb 20, 2021
My one and only Be-Bop gig was september 1976 Colston Hall bristol supported by Burlesque, who were terrible. Still have remnants of the programme which I dismemberd to pin on my bedroom wall. I don't recall the setlist but remember that my favourite Maid In Heaven wasn't played 😪. I was amazed to see the poster for the 1974 tour in the Axe Victim box set included my home town of Barnstaple in devon, a venue called the Civic which I was totally unaware of. I wasn't a Be-Bop fan at that time as I'd never heard any of their music but if I'd been aware of the Civic I would have been a regular, maybe Bill can confirm if the gig actually happened. I have to be honest and say that I didn't like the direction of the majority of Drastic Plastic and Bill's solo career either, the new wave didn't excite me at all, but Be-Bop were and have remained my favourite band ever and Bill's guitar playing at that time is unparalleled, the Percy Shelley of the electric six string.