Tuesday, February 05, 2008

James Brown in Barry?

Did the Godfather of Soul James Brown really perform at Barry Memorial Hall in 1968? This advert would suggest he did but I can find no confirmation that the gig actually went ahead. This is mainly due to the fact that on the morning after the advertised concert news broke that Bobby Kennedy had been assassinated in Los Angeles.

Naturally newspapers were preoccupied with the tragic events in America and many local stories were just dropped from editions. If anyone did attend this concert do please send me an email and let me know how it went. It would be amazing if Soul Brother Number One really was in Barry at such a significant moment in his country's history.

UPDATE: I've since had it confirmed that James Brown did play Barry in 1968 and that support act Gene Latter was from Cardiff Docks.