Alan Plater in London - the 1980's

from Doggin' around, page 154:

The blues medley gave me the biggest kick during the show. It was launched by Clinton saying, in character, and paraphrasing Shakespeare:
'It's time for the blues at midnight'
The challenge was to stop the audience applauding before the medley was completed.
'Do that,' I said, 'and it'll generate such an emotional charge the audience will blow the roof off at the end.'
And most nights, at the end of the twenty-five minutes of classic songs, the audience did exactly that.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450352484827 accessed: 18 January, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer
1935-2010

Listening to

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unknown Blues performed by Clinton Derricks Carroll

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:41:24 +0000
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:34:14 +0100