May 1985 the Clash busking in Leeds

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Jogon
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Postby Jogon » Mon 16 Jan, 2012 8:10 pm

I remember mates saying they'd seen them at the time.
But the venues and sheer oddity of it seemed to rule it out and since then I've thought it a Leeds Rock-History Urban-Myth.


Seems they played
May 4th - Leeds pubs & clubs, then Le Phonographic

May 6th - Royal Park Pub

May 7th - (outside) Leeds Uni then The Faversham

Can anyone shed light and offer images or some footage?


    
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Postby Chrism » Tue 17 Jan, 2012 3:58 pm

I remember them in the Fav car park as I was a DJ at The Fav at the time. Didn't take any pix myself but I know a few people there did so there must be some pix laying about in shoe boxes somewhere. I think there were some pix of the Phono gig on the Phono page on facebook, but a lot of stuff got lost or removed when FB did one of it's unannounced upgrades.
Sit thissen dahn an' tell us abaht it.

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Postby Jogon » Tue 17 Jan, 2012 3:58 pm

The one night i didn't visit the Royal Park
    
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Postby Jogon » Mon 20 Feb, 2012 6:46 pm

I thought I closed this? It's back.

Has someone got a shoe box of photos. Too early for mobile phone footage.

Where was this photo taken? S'posed to be Royal Park but don't recall that part of it?    
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Postby Tasa » Mon 20 Feb, 2012 9:28 pm

Jogon wrote:
I thought I closed this? It's back.

Has someone got a shoe box of photos. Too early for mobile phone footage.

Where was this photo taken? S'posed to be Royal Park but don't recall that part of it?


Yes, that's definitely the back terrace and garden of the Royal Park. I'm not sure if the terrace is still there as I haven't been there for years, but there are now flats built where the garden was.
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Postby Jogon » Mon 20 Feb, 2012 10:50 pm

Didn't get to the Royal Pk much.
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Postby Bruno » Tue 21 Feb, 2012 3:17 pm

Jogon
On your outdoor photo, on the low wall behind and to the right of Joe Strummer, there are four people sitting. I'm 99% sure that the fourth one from the left (with the long fringe) is an old mate of mine, Stephen Barber. He's gone on to great things. You could contact him via this link if you wanted to ask if it's him, and if it is, what he remembers about that gig.

http://fada.kingston.ac.uk/staff/stephen_barber/stephen_barber.php
The older I get, the better I was.
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Postby Jogon » Tue 21 Feb, 2012 3:34 pm

Bruno ta
worth a try, thnks

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Postby Jogon » Thu 19 Apr, 2012 7:46 pm

Bruno
Drawn a blank, not 'he'.
Hope these may jog someone's memory to search out those (truprint) pics.

http://www.vincewhite.com/The%20CLA5H%20Red%20Paint.jpg    




http://www.vincewhite.com/Red%20painted%20Cla5h.jpg

Photo credits seem to be Tim Beasley, and there are a few 35mm SLR's about.    
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Postby simong » Thu 19 Apr, 2012 8:37 pm

I can remember reading about the tour in the NME at the time, it was to support their last LP, 'Cut the Cr@p' as they were fed up with venues charging overinflated prices for their gigs. If you search there are recordings of them from quite a few places on the net, and this gigography: http://homepage.mac.com/blackmarketclash/Bands/Clash/Clash%20gigography/1985%20DATES1.html in addition to the list of recordings, which quotes the book 'The Last Days of the Clash' by Vince White, whose photos are linked above. They got ambushed by Chumbawumba at the university according to that.
    

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