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Pink Black and Blues

7th February 2014 · 7:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Pink Black and Blues

The LGBT Humanist Association presents Vinyl Closet Premeire of”Pink Black and Blues” A LGBT History Month Special In this exclusive event for LGBT History Month Ted Brown Brett Lock and Chris Houston perform their entire album “Pink’ Black and Blue”. Vinyl Closet Website Live music and chat with Ted Brown (vocals) Brett Lock (guitar) & Chris Houston (bass) performing songs from the folk-blues archives about LGBT experience going back to a Bessie Smith song from 1923! Brett and Ted explain: In “Pink Black & Blues” – we revisit the era of “Dirty Blues” where LGBT themes were not uncommon and trace its influence on the birth of Rock and Roll in which LGBT people were not an inconsiderable part. Sourcing material from the clubs of Harlem and the shake rattle and roll of the jukeboxes we have reinterpreted for a modern ear the songs that plot the evolution of the blues into early rock ‘n’ roll keeping it brightly in-the-pink the whole way. We hope our reimagined and modernised perfomances will make these old songs accessible to a new generation and in so doing preserve – and in some cases reclaim – a valuable part of our history. Ted Brown is a black gay activist. His life changed when in 1970 at the age of 20 he joined the Gay Liberation Front. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Black Lesbian and Gay Community Awards. Brett Lock is a journalist graphic designer and musician-he has been an active member of “Outrage”. Tickets £5. Booking advised via website.

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