Roy Harper – Leeds Town Hall – Photos and thoughts.

A fabulous night!!

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Leeds Town Hall was magical!

As I drove to the Roy Harper gig with Liz, clutching my ticket in my hand, I couldn’t help thinking how times have changed.

Some fifty odd years ago, when I first saw Roy play at Les Cousins, you didn’t need to buy a ticket. You paid at the door – usually around 12p.  Roy would hitch-hike to the gig and I’d be on my old 350 AJS. It was 1966/67 and the sixties counter culture was in full flow. London was a hot-bed of sedition. Everywhere was hair, colourful clothes and revolution. We’d seen through the establishment, warmongering lies and wanted a less greedy world. I wouldn’t say it was all Love and Peace but there was certainly a feeling of comradeship and togetherness. We were the freaks who shared different values.

Roy was a fiery young twenty five year old escapee from the…

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