A North East music history blog has uncovered some fascinating stories about music legends who visited and played in the region.
Hazel Plater, author of ‘Riverside: Newcastle's Legendary Alternative Music Venue’, recently created the blog to preserve and improve the knowledge and history of music in the North East.
Contributor Ian Currie recently added a particularly interesting anecdote from his childhood, recalling how he electrocuted Jimi Hendrix at a party in Jesmond in 1967.
The Riverside, which closed in 1999, played a vital role in Newcastle’s music scene in the 1980s and 1990s and saw artists such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform there.
Hazel, who once worked at The Riverside, is now making a documentary about the venue, collecting footage and interviewing bands that played.
To reminisce or contribute to the North East’s music history, visit the website: http://www.northeastmusichistory.org.uk/
Alternatively, you can find the group on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northeastmusichistory/
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