Memories of the Green's Playhouse Gig
I attended this with my good friend Angus McRuary, who had purchased Piper some months before. Took the bus in from the burbs. Syd was not on stage, they appeared as a trio, and played, to my 15 year old ears, quite well. But see this in context of the other bands, the Nice and The Move particularly, who also played very well. These were all hot bands that year, the Nice's America being a top ten hit and blowing me away with its six minutes of rock/jazz/classical /psychedelia. Roy Wood's (the Move) lead guitar, mostly through a wah-wah pedal, was especially impressive. Clapton had only just started using one that summer. And, of course, Jimi and the lads who blew everyone away. Mitchell wearing a bright red jump suit and playing like a man possessed. Too much excitement for one night really; we were much too young to appreciate what we had seen.