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Top 10 Gigs

Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. The Good, The Bad And The Queen, Rock Against Racism 30th anniversary, Victoria Park, London. 2008
I went to the original RAR gigs and this was even better one under the banner Love Music Hate Racism. What a line up there was for this super group including Blur's Damon Albarn, The Clash's dub reggae bassist Paul Simonon, Fela Kuti's Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and the Verve's Simon Tong. Such an eclectic mix of world beats, punk, indie 'Kingdom Of Doom' style which got a rapturous reaction from the diverse rammed crowd. Also on the bill was the mighty Jerry Dammers with his orchestra. I bumped into Jerry on one of my coastal walks recently and he said it was a very special gig for him too.

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