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Entrance to Malvern Winter Gardens

Entrance to Malvern Winter Gardens

King Crimson for 80p

Gwyneth looks back on gigs at the Malvern Winter Gardens - she still has a King Crimson poster.

Read with interest BBC Hereford and Worcester's article on gigs at the Winter Gardens in 1960s, 1979, and 1980s (see above).


I lived in Upper Welland, Malvern, and then went to Hereford to college, but I did return home on a regular basis, especially for the concerts.

I was one of those concert goer, and have seen the bands mentioned on your list, plus Leo Sayer and King Crimson there.

Sadly my mum had a tidy out of the house after I had left home for a prolonged time, and she threw out the old concert posters I used to 'acquire', and the tickets I had kept.

I do have one torn and tatty very plain black and white poster for King Crimson on Monday 27 November at 7.30 pm - sadly without a year, but tickets were 80p in advance and 90p on the door, with a supporting act of Lloyd Watson.

The promoters were "Chrysalis - in association with E G management.

I would have thought this was in the 1970's.

Get there early

I have many memories of sitting on the floor in the main hall, getting our ears blasted with music and coming out with them still ringing - but they were great concerts.

How those days remind me of my youth, and it was such a treat to see these great bands in a small setting, without having to travel miles.

I do remember that often the gig would be on strange nights - obviously the theatre did not want too much noise on other nights.

People used to get and queue up really early, and I know I had some disappointments when I could not get tickets, but you just sat outside the windows on the grass, and could get the ambience of the night.

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