Jc & Angelina Grimshaw with the Acoustic Pretty Things, plus Jive
The Brbc is proud and delighted to welcome back rock legends The Pretty Things featuring Phil May and Dick Taylor, playing acoustically with jc & Angelina Grimshaw. Named after Bo Diddley's song 'Pretty Thing', the "uglier cousins of the Rolling Stones" were pillars of London's early 60s rhythm and blues scene. Dick Taylor played with Dartford Grammar contemporary Mick Jagger in Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys before serving as the first bass player in the Rolling Stones, before Bill Wyman. Dick then left the Stones to go to art school (where he met May). The Pretty Things' string of mid-60s hits included 'Rosalyn', 'Don't Bring Me Down' (both covered by David Bowie on 'Pin Ups'), 'Midnight to Six', 'Honey I Need', 'Cry To Me' and 'Come See Me'. Lasting commercial success eluded them, partly because the music industry saw them as too wild and uncontrolled. They released the first ever rock opera 'SF Sorrow' in December 1968, which Pete Townsend admits inspired The Who's Tommy, and the psychedelic masterpiece Parachute in 1970. They released their excellent album "The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in Bed Now, Of Course)' in .
BRBC Houseband Jive will be performing their popular R'n'B repertoire, featuring classics by Fleetwood Mac, the Yardbirds, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Elmore James, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Rory Gallagher, jj Cale and others.
Doors open 8.00 pm, concerts starts 9.15pm
Excellent Italian food available, together with a wide range of beers and wines
BRBC returns on 16 March with the Plareen Men, plus Jive.
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