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End of the RK UK tour

Robert and Sue Barnes


"Fresh" from the last night party on the RKs' tour, at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle, your correspondent can report that the performance was 2 hours of uninterrupted bliss.

This is not so much a review, more of a warm glow. For all Shiners and Whalers, never fear for the welfare of Gary Brooker's voice or the accuracy of Nenry Spinetti's drumwork. This was running at 110% from 9pm to the last chorus of Hole in the Wall at 11.30pm.

We were treated to a very full version of AWSoP in the encore, with Georgie Fame on Hammond and Frank Mead giving a soulful sax solo. Rapture indeed. Can GB ever have enjoyed singing it so much? My 18 year-old son (by far the youngest there, where most were nearer 81!), confirmed that now he understood what we have known and loved for years.

More, please, Mr B.


Rhythm Kings 2000 tour

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