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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 June 2020 at 6:23pm
The 1971 pic brings back some memories for me--A "massive" WEM pa system that was around the 400 watts mark in total back in the day!!!!!

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Oh for a time machine to go back to 1970/71 when it started...wasn't Bowie at the first one? 
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Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Oh for a time machine to go back to 1970/71 when it started...wasn't Bowie at the first one? 
Yes - 1971 shows included Hawkwind, Traffic, Melanie, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention and Quintessence. Missed it 'cos I had something else to do (can't for the life of me remember what) but several of my mates did go. Found this pic on Google  - I thought the PA was all WEM but this must have been one of the American bands because IIRC no British bands were using RCA type bins and multicellular horns at that time.



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Good video of it, albeit with poor quality sound. Can clearly see the WEM pa John refered to above on some shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSnYmI2FYFg
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@27M - Magic Michael & Jesus - haven't seen those two for about 45 years!
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Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Good video of it, albeit with poor quality sound. Can clearly see the WEM pa John refered to above on some shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSnYmI2FYFg
Looks like a good watch that. I'll give it ago a bit later. 
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Originally posted by jazomir jazomir wrote:

Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Oh for a time machine to go back to 1970/71 when it started...wasn't Bowie at the first one? 
Yes - 1971 shows included Hawkwind, Traffic, Melanie, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention and Quintessence. Missed it 'cos I had something else to do (can't for the life of me remember what) but several of my mates did go. Found this pic on Google  - I thought the PA was all WEM but this must have been one of the American bands because IIRC no British bands were using RCA type bins and multicellular horns at that time.


Just watched Nicholas Roeg's 'Glastonbury Fayre' film (on Amazon Prime) a couple of nights ago and there was a lot more than 400 watts there; Heads Hands and Feet used more WEM than that back 1970 when I saw them at Ealing Town Hall.

Just downloaded it and fast forwarded, no sign of any RCA bins and just one shot of the multi-cells behind a half-naked gentleman.  I've screen-grabbed that together with stage left showing 8 WEM 2x15, 4 WEM columns (no idea if they were B or C, wouldn't have thought that they were A) sideways on top of the 2x15s and a couple of the top boxes with 4 Celestions horns in - laid sideways on top of the 15s and the 12s (Health and Safety, what's that).

I've grabbed a shot of stage right while Quintessence were on showing a row of HiWatt columns, and also a long shot of the stage showing what looks to be some more 'not WEM' columns higher up the scaffolding above the WEM columns.

Multicell.

Stage Left.


Hiwatt columns.


Stage long shot.



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The RCA bins are visible on the pic I posted earlier on the outsides of the Hiwatt cabs along with the multicellular horn.
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Originally posted by jazomir jazomir wrote:

The RCA bins are visible on the pic I posted earlier on the outsides of the Hiwatt cabs along with the multicellular horn.


Gotcha, see them now. 

Someone went to a helluva lotta trouble to hump away the WEM stuff and
put in those bins horns and Hiwatt pa columns; in a couple of the scenes
the words HiWatt Hire co can be seen stencilled on the back of some cabs.
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Originally posted by BJtheDJ BJtheDJ wrote:

Gotcha, see them now. 

Someone went to a helluva lotta trouble to hump away the WEM stuff and
put in those bins horns and Hiwatt pa columns; in a couple of the scenes
the words HiWatt Hire co can be seen stencilled on the back of some cabs.
I seem remember that Hiwatt Hire used to supply Implosion at the Roundhouse in the early 70s before Martin Audio's  systems were used. It is possible that one of Jeff Dexter's bands also used Hiwatt Hire.
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