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The March of time goes on; 10pm to midnight every Tuesday Bev Bevan's ROCK 'N' ROLL DIARIES.

HERE are some diary entries of mine, over the years, from the last two weeks of March.

1968: Highlight gig of the month for The Move was a charity show in aid of the Spastics Association at Wembley Empire Pool, titled The Record Star Show and boasting a galaxy of sixties stars.

In order of appearance there was Amen Corner, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Spencer Davis Group, Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, Easybeats, Chris Farlowe, Flowerpot Men, Foundations, New Vaudeville Band, The Move and PJ Proby.

Amongst the DJs introducing the acts were Tony Blackburn, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, David Jacobs, Simon Dee and Kenny Everett.

1969: On the road with The Move and shows in Folkestone, Bath, Redcar, Bradford and Reading. Plus an appearance at the Lyceum Ballroom in London and a charity concert at Wembley Arena. Also a short tour of Scandinavia, taking in Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

1970: More Move gigs, TV and radio shows to promote our new single Brontosaurus.

Finished a short tour of Ireland in Kilkenny and also a gig at Bury St Edmunds Corn Exchange.

Appearances on the Dave Lee Travis show, Radio One Club, Disco 2, and flew to Bremen to appear on Germany's top TV pop programme, Beat Club.

1974: ELO gig at the Liverpool Empire and an appearance on BBC TV Top of the Pops to promote new single, Ma Ma Ma Belle.

At the end of the month we flew to Detroit for start of 10-week tour of North America.

Following the Detroit show, we drove to Toronto for a sellout concert at Massey Hall, then flew to Philadelphia to play at the Spectrum, where Al Stewart opened the show.

1975: Back home in Birmingham, at Hollick and Taylor recording studios, I played drums and sang bass vocals on my old friend Jasper Carrott's big hit single, Funky Moped.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 27, 2011
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