Great Live Performers

6 Whitworth Street, Manchester, England

Not only is his contribution to vinyl quite extraordinary, Edwin can also put it down on stage.

When performing at the Wheel, Edwin would appear during the night at say 3 a.m., a quite horrific hour to perform when you think of it.

Today, he is still renowned for his stage act, but in 1970 he was the complete performer. 'Stop her on sight', 'Headline news' from his Ric Tic days and a new release 'Time', made my first night at the Wheel one of the most memorable of my life.

'Time' was a frantic record which only the best could dance to. A superb collaboration with Popcorn Wylie, Edwin gave it his all on stage.

You can't buy memories like that.

Edwin has been touring England since the mid sixties and indeed settled there a few years later. It would be interesting to tally up the volume of his performances in the U.K. in the last thirty five years.

In that time I've rarely heard a complaint. Astonishing.

Notes thanks to David Meikle.



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