Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tuesday Treasures

Welcome to Tuesday Treasures and thanks to those who are joining in.

No 'make' from me today - only photos and some special ones all from the Isle of Wight Festival at the weekend.

Now I know the TV coverage only talked about the rain and the mud and I felt very sorry for those who were camping as it must have been awful in the rain on Thursday, but for us non-campers it really didn't affect us that much. The weather was nothing like the forecasts and in fact apart from some rain over Saturday night, we didn't see any on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday, in fact I have come home with a burnt face from the sun on Sunday. The ground was wet underfoot and very muddy in places but not enough to spoil the weekend.

See - it was cool as the sun went down and then colder at night, but we had some lovely sunshine.

Bruce Springsteen headlined and was AMAZING, finishing off with his 'Born in the USA set'



The Big Wheel looked fabulous at dusk.

The next few are my Tuesday Treasures
This guy is called Terry Reid, I doubt anyone has heard of him.

Terry lived locally when I was a child and teenager and played at my Youth Club a couple of times when I was about 16 and really influenced my music style. I loved his voice and of course in those days living in a small town it was exciting to hear real bands and artists. He joined the Jaywalkers and later he toured with Cream in the USA. He was asked to join the new Yardbirds who became Led Zeppelin, but was committed to touring with Cream - I think his career could have been very different if he had done so.

Terry fell out with Mickie Most his producer and Terry has performed with a number of bands and been on soundtracks for films etc, but is again touring in the UK. 
He opened the very first IoW Festival in 1970.

Terry very kindly came to meet me when he heard I came from St.Ives near Huntingdon and we chatted about the area and our memories of it. His Mum still lives in Bluntisham.

(This one must have caught me off guard with that face!!!)
Thanks Terry, it was a great afternoon watching and meeting up with you.

Terry in 1970 on Old Grey Whistle Test.

This is how I remember him - we have both changed enormously.


My other Treasure for this week. Dear Hubby catching up on some sleep during a break on Sunday afternoon.

Please let me know if you have ever heard of Terry Reid and join the Blog Hop with your treasure of the week.

hugs {brenda} xoxox


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17 comments:

Elaine said...

How fabulous Brenda , glad you had a whale of a time , it looks like great fun . My hubbys family are from the Isle of Wight and we visit there often its a fab place.
Nice that Terry came to see you for a chat how lovely Hugs Elaine

Zoe Sanderson said...

Well shocked a Head and a Groupie! Looks like a fantastic time but still not sure about all that mud! XOXO Zoe

Kathyk said...

Looks like you had a fab time

Kathyk

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, I can't believe it I visit st Ives frequently I live in St. Neots how spooky is that I never new we lived so close LOL. Will ask my Hubby about Terry as he will probably know. Looks like you had an amazing time. Still can't believe we live so near. XX

Margreet said...

Glad you have enjoyed your music weekend, Brenda...love your photo's...I think the last one is my favourite!
xxx Margreet

lynne said...

Brenda
Those are great photos.
There is nothing so good as seeing bands play live - nothing compares.
As for your DH, that has to be my favourite photograph!!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

We went over to the IOW on the Ferry on Thursday and we had to stay on because of the terrible weather and the back log of traffic made it impossible to get anywhere. Also they had cancelled a lot of the ferrys so thought it wise to stay put. A 30 minute journey took 5 hours from start to finish......nope, never to be repeated...........but glad you had a great time. Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

OH we were thinking about you Brenda .. glad you had a fabulous time! Fab pics and story about Terry!
Lisa x

catherine said...

Brenda it sounds like you and hubby had such a fantastic time and so glad you enjoyed it. Pics look supoer
x catherine

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I never knew you were such a rock'n roll chick lol ;)) xx

Terry said...

I am so happy you had such a great time and that the weather was not too bad for you! Great collection of pictures, but I did get a chuckle over the "that face." I have had a few of those and wonder what was I thinking or doing! Well I just added a treasure! Hugs!

Shirl said...

My sister lives on the Isle of Wight, know it well. Never been to the festival but it looks like a fabulous show.

Hugs Shirley x x

Rebekah said...

Fab photos Brenda looks like you had a great time! Glad the weather didn't affect you too much hugs Rebekah xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Looks like you've had a wonderful day :) Thanks for sharing the photos.

Sue said...

You did have a good time didn't you?
The weather report is often wrong, just take the opposite and you would be just as accurate:)
I have not been blogging much lately but will try to do your Tuesday treasures next week....will have some little books to show:)
xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What lovely photos of a lovely time! I agree with Zoe - didn't know you were a Head and a Groupie! Must tell you my Cliff Richard story!

Lucy x

Gerri Herbst said...

wonderful photos...thanks for sharing them Brenda. Looks like u guys had a great rockin time!