June 1st, 1974

sat01jun2:00 pmsat6:30 pmJune 1st, 1974

Event Details

A Celebration of the Legendary Concert and Live Album by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico.

An afternoon of fond listening, flickering images and sparkling reminisces
with:

Richard Williams (Island Records)
Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music)  
John Altman (Kevin Ayers, Nick Drake et al)  
Allan Jones (Melody Maker, Uncut)
Galen Ayers (Galen & Paul)  

And in live performance
Emma Tricca 

Darren Hayman with David Sheppard, author of On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and TImes of Brian Eno
David Lance Callahan 
DJ Melanie Xulu from Moof magazine 

Hosted by Travis Elborough

50 years ago saw a sell-out gig at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park that boasted the extraordinary line up of Kevin Ayers of Soft Machine fame, the former Velvet Underground members John Cale and Nico, and a newly solo Brian Eno. Further musical ballast was provided by Robert Wyatt and Mike Oldfield, the latter’s chart topping album Tubular Bells had been released just the previous year.

The concert and resulting live album, June 1, 1974 were conceived and produced by Richard Williams, then at Island Records. Attendees included: Phil Manzanera, the Roxy Music guitarist who would eventually come to record with all of the main headliners of that day.

Music writer Allan Jones, the future editor of Melody Maker and Uncut.

And the saxophonist¬†John Altman, who has played with everyone from Nick Drake to Amy Winehouse and travelled to the gig with Ayers’ guitarist Ollie Halsall.

Joining them in conversation, hosted by the author Travis Elborough, will be the singer-songwriter Galen Ayers.

A song or two will come from the wonderful 
Emma Tricca 

Darren Hayman with David Sheppard, author of On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and TImes of Brian Eno

David Lance Callahan 

and DJ set by the marvellous Melanie Xulu of Moof magazine

Phil Manzanera will be selling and signing copies of his brilliant memoir Revolución to Roxy on the day. 

Book stall by Real Magic Books 

Limited edition posters will be available on the day. 
Special poster is designed by Tim Benton.

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Time

June 1, 2024 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

The Social

5 Little Portland Street

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