Alan Plater in Hull - the 1960's

from Doggin' around, pages 68-69:

The saddest gig was the last I was responsible for. [...] Joe played a set with the house band, a trio of musicians who, to their surprise and delight, found themselves backing a legend.  The place was probably half-full...Joe played sweet music: a couple of bossa novas, as promised, plus a few standards.  He played, as always, like a fallen angel.  And he was totally ignored.  The only people who applauded were the band and a small group of us standing at the bar. Musically speaking, it was one of the bleakest evenings of my life.



cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 68-69. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Hull


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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bossa nova performed by Joe Harriott

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:45:28 +0000
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:02:58 +0100