Talk by Andrew Humphreys on Raving upon Thames: Richmond’s music scene in the 1960s

Date(s) - Monday 13 February 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club launched the careers of both the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds, with their guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. At the same time, UK festival culture was born on Richmond’s rugby fields, while upriver Eel Pie Island was a magical ravers’ hideaway where Rod Stewart, David Bowie and Jimmy Page hung out before taking to the stage themselves.

Andrew Humphreys, who is a member of our Society, has spent 25 years in global newspaper and magazine publishing. He lives in Richmond, where he now runs a small publishing company producing non-fiction books about London. His book Raving upon Thames: An Untold Story of Sixties London was published in 2020.

Join Andrew in exploring Richmond’s rock music culture in the Swinging Sixties when almost every pub and cafe in the town seems to have had a group or singer playing in its backroom.