I saw Jimi Hendrix in 1966 and What a night it was. I was a 14 year old aspiring drummer and was involved in the promoting of the gig by way of flying in the afternoon as the gig was hastily arranged on the day. The gear duly turned up and I had the honour of having a tap around on Mitch's drum kit. he played a Premier kit at the time. The gig that night was attended by approx 70 people all of whome couldn't believe their eyes. No one had seen anything like Jimi before playing one guitar with his foot and the other with his teeth. He played for about an hour. My memory is fading now but I remember an insane version of "Route 66". "Hey Joe" was released soon after and the rest is history. I played my second gig there myself a year later with a band called "The Circuit" the first being at Sibton Park Cricket Club. Memories Memories.
This is part of my site The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I hear it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from the name of a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.