This a flyer for Brand X and Sassafras at The Vale Hall (renamed Maxwell Hall in 1977) at the Civic Centre in Aylesbury on the 20th December 1975 which formed part 1 of the Friars Christmas celebrations. The venue at the time had a maximum capacity of 1250 people.
Brand X at the time included Phil Collins and on this day that Brand X played along with Sassafras, Sassafras had brought along a crew member called Steve Jones, Steve Jones would go on to work for Brand X as a live sound engineer and when Brand X finished as a live band Steve Jones went on to work for Genesis.
Steve became Phil Collins’s Drum tech and main assistant progressing to tour manager on Phil Collins solo tours, Steve was also part of the production management for the Genesis 2007 Turn It On Again tour….
For a reason as yet unknown to the Archive, Steve was given the nick name “Puddin” and it seems that is how Phil Collins refers to him.
The gig for Brand X was most likely within there first FIVE gigs as a band.
We gratefully thank Mr Chris Leet for this special addition to The Archive – thank you Chris!)