A new book aims to raise money for the NHS by sharing memories of punk and rock gigs.
Great Gig Memories, published by Ireland's Hope Collective of fans, musicians, writers and promoters, has been compiled by Niall McGuirk and Michael Murphy and features more than 200 contributions from punk musicians and their friends.
Published at a time that has seen an unprecedented dearth of gigs thanks to Covid-19, the book celebrates the medium of live music while giving to the people in the frontline of the defence against the virus via NHS Charities Together.
Gigs featured include Black Flag, Jimi Hendrix, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Suicide, Alice Cooper, Bob Marley, Rory Gallagher, Dr Feelgood, Ramones, AC/DC, Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, Celibate Rifles, Psychedelic Furs, Hanoi Rocks, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Penetration, The Slits, XTC, Blondie, The Clash, The Hearbreakers, Deaf School, The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks and more.
Memories are shared by the likes of Charlie Harper, Knox from The Vibrators, Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers, John Perry from The Only Ones, Steve Ignorant from Crass, Nick Tesco and JC Carroll from The Members, Karen Amsden from Hagar The Womb, Johny Brown, former Hope & Anchor landlord John Eichler, Roger Miller from Mission Of Burma, Selwyn Brown from Steel Pulse, Kent Steedman from Celibate Rifles, Segs from The Ruts and many others....
Great Gig Memories is available to order now here.