Memories of Barbecue ‘67 play on

Oh what a replay: Some of the people who remembered Jimi Hendrix coming to town may have their stories turned into a play by Nottingham man Andy Barrett. Photo: SG030911-348MD
Oh what a replay: Some of the people who remembered Jimi Hendrix coming to town may have their stories turned into a play by Nottingham man Andy Barrett. Photo: SG030911-348MD
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THE night music legends Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream rocked Spalding in Barbecue ‘67 had a bit of a replay at the town’s Red Lion on Saturday.

Nottingham’s New Perspectives Theatre Company and playwright Andy Barrett hope to put on a play inspired by that night and invited people who attended the gig to share their stories.

Theatre company general manager Chris Kirkwood said: “We had about 30 or 40 guests come along and Andy spoke to a great number of them – he will now collate the material to see if there is a play that he might write.”

Mr Kirkwood said New Perspectives is a regular visitor to the South Holland Centre and if the play comes off the company would be delighted to perform it for Spalding audiences.

The Red Lion staged a barbecue and local rockers Sounds Force 5, who appeared on the same bill as the legends, brought back some happy musical memories with an hour-long set of 60s favourites.