I had been looking forward to the “Classic Legends of Rock” gig at Ventnor’s Winter Garden since my earlier post – last night, I wasn’t disappointed. For anyone who couldn’t make it, you missed a great night!
The first on stage were the Groundhogs who, I have to admit, are an aquired taste but they paved the way into Wishbone Ash’s set really well playing a large chunk of their early 70s album “Split”. Sound quality wasn’t great but it did the job for me….
Next on were Wishbone Ash. They played a blinder… they really seemed to enjoy themselves and played plenty of tracks from the older stuff I love so much. The newcomers to the band blended in to the point that I didn’t really notice that they weren’t part of the original lineup.
Finally we were treated to Focus who played a few of their early numbers and some of their newer stuff. Personally I would have preferred them to have the second slot and for Wishbone Ash to have closed the gig as I think things perhaps peaked a little early… nonetheless Thijs van Leer (the only remaining member of the original lineup) and the replacement for Jan Akkerman (lead guitar) treated us to accurate and rocking renditions of Focus’s “greatest hits”.
Thanks for the tickets Tyler!