Memories of Lindisfarne, 1974
Audience member Hilary Postle recalls the special atmosphere of the Lindisfarne gig on 24th October 1974
In the days before fire regulations, with standing room only, there were 1400 people crammed into the ballroom to watch Lindisfarne perform the haunting ballad that is “Lady Eleanor”. People were standing on the single chairs around the perimeter, and there was next-to-nobody left out near the fountain ( a traditional spot for meeting/hanging out). Girls sat on boyfriends’ shoulders, and the air was thick with cigarette smoke and 1970s weed. Such an atmosphere, with the much-missed Alan Hull on lead vocals, and for me a highlight of those great days. Unforgettable.
Thank you to Hilary Postle for posting this memory