Just heard that Slade and Sweet are playing The Sage, Gateshead on Saturday 15 December.... Would be a good way to celebrate the build up to Christmas....
I have been a huge Aussie Slade fan since I heard Slade Alive when I was 14 in 1973. Coz I Luv You was my wedding waltz in 1990! Biggest regret in life: being too young to get to Sydney for massive concert at Randwick Racecourse, so have only seen the boys on You Tube or video.
I'll keep an eye on your site and next time you see Dave, Don, Nod or Jim please say g'day for me and tell them thanks for changing my life (you would know what I mean).
And please ask Dave and Don to bring the band to Australia so I can buy them a beer! Sent from my iPod
Ken Grimson, Australia.
First of all I must say that the content of your websites are excellent, bringing back many memories. You have worked tremendously hard
gathering all your info and cuttings, and must be hundreds of hours scanning, but I know it has been appreciated by those (like me) visiting your sites.
Thanks for what you have done, as there is a lot of stuff I never saw before. Some of the posters though I had on my wall as well - small world!
I read on your blog that you were looking for photos of Johnny Howells and Mick Marston at Walsall in 1991. Unfortunately a lot of my pics had somebody`s head or armpit in them (I was probably the same to those behind me), but I have attached the only one I have showing them and Dave on stage at the same time. Don was sitting on the edge of the drum riser at the time. The quality is therefore not very good, but at least we were there!!
I have some other photos that I don`t mind you using if you want to as long as I can keep my name to them. I now do photography more seriously than then, so I now like to keep my copyright. Let me know if so as I know how dedicated you have been to the
band and the fans.
Looking forward to catching D & D at the end of
the year on tour.
Thanks for your hardwork. Well done.
Slade and Sweet hit Birmingham.....Weds 14 November, New Alexandra Theatre.
11 November - Manchester, Opera House
17 November - Southport Theatre
22 November - Princess Theatre, Torquay
DJ Mike Read has announced that Dave Hill has told him that Slade and Sweet will tour the UK together in Nov and Dec 2012.
Looks like the first date is on sale already:
Weds 7 December 2012 - Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
More to follow no doubt. Be there or be square.
Dave Kemp. Born 1960. Father of two. From West Hampstead, London and relocated to Cambridgeshire. Huge Slade fan. The band have been in my thoughts every day since I was 12 years old...