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Nils Lofgren Newcastle City Hall 1976

Nils Lofgren Newcastle City Hall 1976
nilstix76 Nils Lofgren had a serious pedigree when he appeared on the scene as a solo artist in 1976. This guy had played with Neil Young on After the Goldrush, he’d been a member of Crazy Horse, and fronted his own ban Grin. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I went to see him in 1976. I’d seen Springsteen for the first time the year before, and I thought that Nils could be of a similar musical bent, with the added attraction of his excellent guitar playing. Nils had just released his second solo album “Cry Tough”. The set featured songs from his first two records. nilsprog76 I remember the song “Cry Tough” itself, a great version of Goffin and King’s “Going Back” and my own favourite, which was “Keith Don’t Go” a song about the stones’ Keith Richards and his drug bust in Toronto. Nils would wear bright Hawaiian style shirts and scarfs would be hanging from the head of his guitar. I went to see Nils a few times over those years in the late 70s, my mates and I were quite into him at the time. Support on the 1976 tour was a British band called Unicorn, whose music was reminiscent of ¬†Buffalo Springfiled, The Byrds, Poco, The Eagles and many other Country Rock bands of the 70. They ¬†released four albums with the help of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.