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Granny Takes A Trip To Merseyside.

Sep 24, 2023

Late 60s acoustic/jug band legends The Purple Gang sent Spiral Earth the breathless news that after many years apart they’re getting back together in November for a special Merseyside gig. Known for the underground 60s almost hit ” Granny Takes A Trip,” inspired by a psychedelic clothes shop in London, the band went through many incarnations and a career revival in Russia of all places! This announcement however signals the group’s first activity in quite a while. More below…

“The owners of the legendary CAVERN CLUB, MATHEW STREET in Liverpool, have invited 1960`s and 70`s band, PURPLE GANG back and reform for a special evening of “goodtime music” and original songs on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16th.  Originals, Geoff Bowyer, Joe Beard, Gerry Robinson and Alex Sidebottom are joined by Chris Millward (1970 -) Helen McIlveen (1982-) and John Curtis (1999-) to perform 17 songs from the band`s repertoire of original songs and (electric) jug band music from “Dixieland” USA.

Purple Gang fans, the wonderful 12 piece goodtime band, THE RUG BAND (all the way from the Isle of Wight) will be performing as support (after their successful 2023 IOW Festival appearance) and former drummer of THE IDLE RACE (Jeff Lynn`s band) the well known Midlands TV comedian, ROGER SPENCER will be Host…………….”

£12 per person only. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE CAVERN CLUB WEBSITE  (Live In The lounge section)…………

Make a day of it. Stay at the nearby “Hard Day`s Night Hotel” or The Adelphi and visit all the iconic sites connected to Mersey Beat and The Beatles. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.”

Don’t forget your kazoo and washboard.


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