Roger McGuinn Newcastle City Hall 28th August 1974

Roger McGuinn Newcastle City Hall 28th August 1974
rogermcgRoger McGuinn finally put the Byrds to rest in the early 70s and embarked on a solo career. He released an eponymous solo album in 1973, and in 1974 he released the album “Peace on You” and went out on tour to promote it across the USA and Europe. I saw him twice in 1974, at this show at Newcastle City Hall and three days later at a free concert in Hyde Park, where he shared the bill with Roy Harper and Julie Felix. His set consisted of tracks from his first two solo albums, smattered with a few Byrds classics. Pretty sure he played classic tracks like “Wasn’t Born to Follow”, “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”, “Mr. Spaceman”, “Chestnut Mare” and “Eight Miles High”. I recall Roger was playing a cool plexiglass guitar which had lights in it. Support came from “A Band Called O”.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by N.Jones on December 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Just you and me mate , receiving afree copy of the single ‘Peace On You’ [Remember his multi-coloured iluminated guitar ?


    • Posted by vintagerock on December 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Cheers Norm yep I remember the guitar, but not the free single…not sure what I did with my copy Peter


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