January 10, 1970 (Saturday)
Glasgow University Union Club
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
I met Joe Molland just after he joined the band at Glasgow
University Union Club; the band were traveling with Bill Collins that evening. I
think the date was 10th January 1970. They had appeared on a BBC radio show the day
before, Radio One Club. I went along to that and met them, as I was only 16 at the
time I knew we probably wouldn't get into the venue. Also, we didn't know anyone
who could sign us in (it was a students club). Tom and Pete said it wouldn't be a
problem and told us to meet them there. We did so and they took us in with them.
They did a long set that night. I can't give the details at the moment; I have them
written in an autograph book that I have mislaid for the moment, but I will find
it, and pass on the info in it. Autographs in the book are of all the guys, also
one from Bill Collins, and Ian Ferguson, "Fergie" their roadie. When they
played the Electric Garden [on January 9] they stayed with Ian's Mum quite near where
we lived. After the University gig, Tom and Joey dropped off Pete and Mike, and took
us home in their brand new van that The Beatles had bought for them, white with blacked-out
windows, and a row of aircraft seats in the front. They were so talented and the
nicest bunch of guys you could ever meet.
Geri McGuckin (Glasgow, Scotland)
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