An afternoon of unkempt clothing, matted hair and directionless feelings channeled into a musical security blanket. As you do.
Was watching a re-run of Top of the Pops from 1986 and a-ha’s The Sun Always Shines On TV was on and they played the video which made me curious as to where the church section was filmed.
Well it turns out it was The Church of St Alban, The Martyr in wonderful downtown Teddington (UK), haunt of the now deunct Tames TV Teddington Lock studios and long time home to the late comedian Benny Hill.
Location: 51.4281°N 0.3245°W
The Church fell out of use in 1977 and is now an Arts Centre.
If only the David Hemmings directed film of the Earls Court gigs could see the light of day.
My late Dad was a James Last listener. I think I developed a respect along with a wry amusement for the album covers.
Heard this forgotten (by me anyway) classic on BBC London the other days. Robert Elms played it. Got to number 9 in the UK charts in 1974. Rupie Edwards has a niche record store in London now apparently.
My favourite album and musical experience of 2016 so far.