Memories of Queen, Who and Thin Lizzy

Rock and pop memories from two former top Norfolk music venues will be rekindled at an annual reunion of fans. The Cromer Links Pavilion and West Runton Pavilion played host to chart-topping bands from the 1960s to the 1980s, including The Who, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and the Sex Pistols.

Rock and pop memories from two former top Norfolk music venues will be rekindled at an annual reunion of fans.

The Cromer Links Pavilion and West Runton Pavilion played host to chart-topping bands from the 1960s to the 1980s, including The Who, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and the Sex Pistols.

Though both buildings have gone, the memories live on helped by a book penned by Julie Fielder, and an annual gathering of fellow fans.

The book, called What Flo Said - referring to the pot-bellied rock monster used in Links advertising - recalls the days when Slade helped evacuate the venue during a bomb scare, and when Gary Glitter was pelted by plastic glasses and packets of peanuts.

This year's reunion is on Saturday September 27 from 7.30pm, at the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott, run by landlord Steve Bullimore, who was a glass-collector and later manager at the Cromer Links.

It features a disco, and two live bands - Bo-Nidle, featuring Harry Collins who used to appear at the Links with Spencer's People, and Shy Fly, another popular Links support band who shared the stage with Thin Lizzy among others, and are re-forming especially for the occasion.

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Admission to the reunion is free and open to anyone who remembers the venues.

More information about the event and book is available from Julie on 01362 684175, and details of past reunions along with a list of bands who appeared at the venues is on the website www.whatflosaid.co.uk