Dave, Great website, great memories of Slade across the years, I first saw them in February 1973, the day Noize went in at No. 1, my first ever rock gig. It was stunning, I saw them 12 times altogether, the Rogues Gallery tour, I had tickets booked and would have gone to as many shows as possible. Always thought they fizzled away instead of one last tour for the fans, it was a shame they did'nt do a full gig at Walsall in 1991 for 25 years. On a more positive note, the Slade Night on BBC4 is really good news, I was hoping it would be this weekend rather than too close to Xmas but at least it is being shown. I missed the get together in September, I was taking my daughter to her digs at York University, Rod Fox and Wendy Evans keep in touch and they said it was a great weekend. I met Jim Lea @ 3 years ago at Wolverhampton Eye Hospital car park ! He was the only one I had not met before, how can you condense 30 years into a 5 minute chat? We spoke about ELO bizarrely, it was one of the few times I did not have a Slade CD or Therapy in my car ! and I forgot to ask about String Theory. I regularly send in requests for Slade tracks on the radio, Johnnie Walker played All the World is a Stage last year, even with the laughter at the end and my comments that Nod and Jim are underrated as writers. Keep on Rockin, Alan
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...