As part of their eagerly awaited 50th Anniversary Tour, The Pretty Things are back with a concert at The Globe in Cardiff.
The band Pretty Things were preceded by Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, which consisted of Dick Taylor, fellow Sidcup Art College student Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger.
When Brian Jones was recruiting for his own band, all three joined Brian and Ian Stewart and were dubbed The Rolling Stones by Jones.
Taylor would briefly play bass guitar in the nascent Stones who employed a variety of drummers during 1962.
Taylor quit the Stones several months later when he was accepted at the London Central School of Art, where he met Phil and they formed The Pretty Things.
Since their inception, they have blazed a trail of musical mayhem and madness.
Constantly evolving since day one, their hard-edged blues-rock, influenced by Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed, transformed into psychedelic rock… and then their groundbreaking SF Sorrow album was the first ever rock opera, preceding The Who’s Tommy by six months.
Still fronted by lead singer Phil May and guitarist Dick Taylor, The Pretty Things have lost none of their power or edge. 2013 sees the 50th anniversary of the band who are still going strong and more than a match for their illustrious Glastonbury-headlining rivals The Rolling Stones.
Support in Cardiff will come from highly-touted Aberdare-based psych-rockers The Broken Vinyl Club, who have been impressing audiences nationwide with their close harmonies and masterful arrangements.
Joined by these local legends, don’t miss an opportunity to see one of the greatest ever rock bands as they perform their diverse and unfettered, energetic repertoire in classic style.
The Pretty Things 50th Anniversary Tour is at The Globe, Cardiff on Thursday, September 19. Tickets from www.seetickets.com and www.ticketlineuk.com or in person from Spillers Records, Morgan Arcade, Cardiff or Mojo King, Wellfield Court, Cardiff