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The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Stephen and Jimmy's Party - 29th May 1988

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Stephen Knox and Jimmy Tagoe created the last of the three parties.

The Programme

12pm - 2pm   Pat Rodaway : guitar and song - in the Gallery

2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement

12       Da Bei Feng : Kites from the roof

12- 5  John Littlewood (British Chess Master)  in the Gallery

5pm   Dave Rickus  - Fireworks

8pm   The Last Poets  with Musicians

The last poets in concertThe Last Poets (Jalal Mansur  Nurridin and Suliman El Hadi) made their second visit to the Blackie during the 20th Birthday Celebrations when, as part of Stephen Knox's & Jimmy Tagoe's Party,  they performed in concert backed by local musicians.  We are currently trying to locate the names of the supporting musicians. To read about the first visit click here

The event took place in the studio in the basement. It was introduced by Stephen Knox and J.J.Williams (not sure where Jimmy Tagoe was).

The audience in placeStephen Knox and J.J. introduing the concert


Above the audience in place,

Right Stephen Knox and J.J.Williams introducing the concert.

Below photos of the concert


Suliman on stage The last poets in concertJalal on stageSuliman and Jalal in concert

If you want to see further photos of the event click here


11pm-2am   Radio Doom Disco with Ramon Serrano