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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Previously UNSEEN 'Stars' gig photo - with NO Syd though :(

While it's a great shame that Syd isn't in this photo it's still interesting to us Syd fans as it shows his band mates playing live on the site of the Cambridge Market Square in 1972. It shows Jack Monck on bass and Twink sitting in on the drums. Syd is most probably in front of them singing along, maybe, and playing guitar, maybe. There is a pic of Syd playing at, apparently, the same place. I think it's a good enough guess that it was taken the same time as this one. Massive thanks to Jenny Spires who forwarded me this photo and has allowed me to publish it here.

A previous post on this blog which includes said pic of Syd is here:

Here's the info on 'Stars' nicked straight from Wikipedia:


After a spell in Morocco Twink moved to Cambridge and worked with the 'Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band', initially with vocalist/guitarist Bruce Michael Paine (ex-Apple Pie & star of the San Francisco production of 'Hair')[6][7] and 'The Honk' playing bass, and also played in a band named ZZZ with Alan Lee Shaw and Rod Latter (who later reunited as The Rings). The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band, now with ex-Delivery bass player Jack Monck, backed American Blues guitarist Eddie "Guitar" Burns at King's College Cellar in January 1972. Jack's wife Jenny Spires, a former girlfriend of both Twink and Syd Barrett (ex-Pink Floyd), invited Syd down to the gig and he brought his guitar along and jammed with them at one point.[8] The next day, the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band, with guests Fred Frith and Syd Barrett, played on a bill with Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies.[9]

Within the next day or two Twink formed the short lived trio 'Stars' with Barrett and Monck. Stars played a handful of shows which were well received.[10] However, Syd, fragile mentally, quit after reading a negative review by Roy Hollingworth in Melody Maker,[11] after which Twink moved back to London. During the years 1972 to 1975, Twink periodically performed with fellow Ladbroke Grove community band Hawkwind and with the band Glider, but no recordings were made.[12] In July 1975, The Pink Fairies staged a reunion gig at the Roundhouse featuring the then-current line-up of Russell Hunter, Duncan Sanderson and Larry Wallis, joined by former members Twink and Paul Rudolph. The reunion show was released as a live album in 1982.

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Blogger gst1962 said...

Thanks for the new fab snap of "Stars", sans Syd. It was very generous of Jenny Spires to allow this time-capule from 1972 to be shared. Many thanks again!

August 14, 2011 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger Axel said...

amazing! truly amazing!

August 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
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August 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Argantonio said...

On my blog:

There's this pic of the "venue"

I took it. I think it's the place.

September 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

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