Focus, West End Centre, Aldershot

Focus.  I’d only knowingly heard two of their pieces ever before (Synvia, of course, and Hocus Pocus complete with its excellent yodelling!), but when my mates’ fledgling prog-rock band Merchants Vice (now sadly disbanded) got a slot opening for Focus, I came along for the show, not really knowing what to expect. This particular line-up of Focus…

Queen, Knebworth Park

My first ever proper gig! Alas, it was also Queen’s last ever gig, but what a gig – over 120,000 people crammed into Knebworth Park on a gloriously hot and sunny day. I ended up going purely by chance – I happened to see a poster in a local shop advertising a gig with Status…