• U.K. Subs play Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, England



vocals & harmonica






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The following new story appeared on the T&M homepage:



The Subs have today posted the following picture on their Facebook page of themselves (minus Steve) with Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman Robert Plant... (click image to enlarge)

U.K. SUBS FACEBOOK: "UK Subs and Robert Plant this weekend. So much fun at Bearded Theory. Great end to the UK tour. Big thanks to all who made it out to see us!!"

ALVIN GIBBS' FACEBOOK PHOTO COMMENT: "Got a couple of tasty updates to share with you in the near future my dear Facebook chums but, firstly, wanted to thank everybody who attended our very enjoyable Spring UK tour which came to a blistering conclusion with two festival appearances this past weekend. The first of those gatherings, the wonderful Bearded Theory fest in Derbyshire, saw us share a stage with the likes of the Bermondsey Joyriders, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (try saying that fast after you’ve had a couple of wines!). I’ve been lucky in getting to meet some musically influential prime movers over the years: got to hang out with Joey Ramone in New York when I was playing with Iggy Pop, conversed with both David Bowie and Alice Cooper during that same period; got shown around Abbey Road studios by Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople fame and stood shoulder-to-shoulder playing on stage with Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, among other notable encounters during my musical career. Meeting Robert Plant and discovering what an easy going and ego-free guy he was on Saturday was definitely up there too. Both Charlie Harper and I both got to see Led Zeppelin back in the day. Chas saw them play in a small pub in South London in 1969 – when Charlie told Plant this the singer recalled the name of the hostelry (the Toby Jug, apparently) and even where it was situated – while I caught them six years later at one of their Earls Court gigs… ‘oh, that was 1975’ said Robert ‘I’m afraid Alvin we were just going through the motions by then’ he revealed. His guitarist, Skin, was also a top bloke, as was the rest of his band to a man. Some of you may have already seen Jamie Oliver’s post featuring this pic, but for those who haven’t here’s a photographic memento of that joyful occasion."