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|Rotten Hill Bar & Grill II|
By Piers Thompson
We got a glimpse of The Band With No Name, featuring local hero Gus Robertson and Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell. We even witnessed a ‘spontaneous’ gathering of the characters from Seven Days, our very own ‘reality’ show. It was the perfect post-modern street party. The usual suspects were all in attendance, plus Ray McVeigh, Coozie Johns, Paul Cook and someone from Guns And Roses (It was Duff McKagan – Ed).
Powis Square has always been the epicentre of Notting Hill’s Rock n Roll rebellion. It was here that Mrs Rhaune Laslett, a middle aged Polish lady in a wheelchair, inadvertently started Carnival in August of 65, when a week of events for the kids of the London Free School broke out into a procession led by Trindadian jazzmen, Sterling Betancourt and Russell Henderson. The Situationists, The Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and the squatting of the Tabernacle followed.
It was topped off by the top-hatted Rotten Hill Gang. They were tight as you like on a short but very sharp set. Reds belted out all the hits, supported by Holly and Hayley providing that soulful undertone. Where do they keep getting these gorgeous girls who can really sing?
See related video by Roughler TV here.
Photographs courtesy of the Tabernacle Manager, Christopher Scholey
You can see all other Piers Thompson Blog entries here.
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