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    YouTube - PINK FLOYD at the UFO club IN GLORIOUS COLOUR









    31 Tottenham Court Road.

    The entrance to UFO was through the door below the 'Blarney' sign.

    The building pictured on the left in glorious black & white was demolished in the 1970s.

    The photo on the right shows the Odeon cinema now on the site.


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    Interstellar Overdrive recorded for TONIGHT LETS ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON in 1966 at the legendary underground psychedelic Club-UFO...



    Peter Whitehead's 1967 documentary of London scene in the swinging-60's is a visual treat for Mod enthusiasts everywhere. Featuring a who's-who of the scene, Tonight Let's All Make Love In London is a visual patchwork of 60's culture, seen through the eyes of the people leading it. Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave, Allen Ginsberg, and Julie Christie are all here, alongside counter-culture artists and other musicians who helped shape their generation and future ones to come.



    Most of the musical content comes in the form of extremely rare concert footage and inside studio recording sessions, while other segments include candid interviews, strange political demonstration footage, and even a segment on the radical art of body painting! Yes, politics and sex are on the palette here as the psychedelic soundtrack from a very young Pink Floyd, swirls and pushes the film on towards the climax of it's brisk 70 minute running time. Languishing in distribution limbo for too long, Tonight Let's All Make Love In London is a fitting testimonial to the changing times in the mid-60's and one that should be able to live on in the years to come for the young and old to look back on and enjoy. (Note on YouTube)

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    I have only seen two extracts from this documentary. When Channel 4 began they showed a six-part series called The Sixties and it included an interview with Julie Christie saying the young were especially "having a good time" at that moment. The other was of Michael Caine commenting on mini-skirts in a prudish way if I remember rightly. Odd, considering he was going out with several glamorous actresses and models before his marriage to Shakira (although why he didn't stay with beautiful Patricia Haines remains a mystery).

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    A UFO-type "Happening" filmed at the Roundhouse in 1967 - from the movie Hammerhead:





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=IE&h...&v=9_ErQ3RAO_o




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    The soundtrack to Tonight......is available on CD......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornershop15
    I have only seen two extracts from this documentary. When Channel 4 began they showed a six-part series called The Sixties and it included an interview with Julie Christie saying the young were especially "having a good time" at that moment. The other was of Michael Caine commenting on mini-skirts in a prudish way if I remember rightly. Odd, considering he was going out with several glamorous actresses and models before his marriage to Shakira (although why he didn't stay with beautiful Patricia Haines remains a mystery).
    Maybe he kept getting her confused with Patricia Hayes





    It's an easy mistake to make



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    I had no idea the UFO Club was there....I'm a huge Fairport fan, they were regulars there in the 67-68 era; and I must have walked past that cinema entrance, just around the corner from BFI HQ, a thousand times.....

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    I'm sure those that know, know. But UFO (in the context of the club) stands for Underground Freak Out, and not Unidentified Flying Object

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    Penfold, the next time you're passing, take a look at the building next to the cinema, which survived when the rest of the block on TCR was demolished, because it's at the end of the block on Percy Street - there's a false gable next to the cinema which is re-inforced by large metal bolts.

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    And this memoir of one of the founders of UFO and seminal figures of the sixties should be read....he was there and he remembers....

    White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s: Amazon.co.uk: Joe Boyd: Books

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold
    And this memoir of one of the founders of UFO and seminal figures of the sixties should be read....he was there and he remembers....

    White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s: Joe Boyd: Amazon.co.uk: Books
    Excellent book, but IMHO should be read in conjunction with Mick Farren's memoir covering the same time, people and places - and each other at times.

    Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (Pimlico): Amazon.co.uk: Mick Farren: Books

    The straight and the hippy punk, if you like ... For my money, the Farren book is a better read.

    When I was living in Barcelona, a little club (The Sidecar, if you know BCN) showed this film on a big screen ... at least, I think it was this film...? It was the Floyd doing "Interstelllar Overdrive" with footage of the 24 technicolour dream at the Ally pally: is that the same one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K4wRHDM9ic

    A group of youngsters in front though it was absolutely hilarious to shout "Start singing! Where's the vocal?!" every so often ... but I thought it was the wrong place to tell long haired 18 year olds to shut up, since they fitted in with the subject matter rather better than I did.

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    It's actually spelt Tonite on the film. Great period piece....

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ysSPIKriAg&feature=related]YouTube - 14 Hour Technicolour Dream[/ame]

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    For those extensively academically-minded, the relaunched (1999) University-grade film journal "Framework" dedicated a special issue to Peter Whitehead of which some 50 (fifty) pages specialises on 'Tonite'. Not many photographs, but the text is crammed with every production detail imaginable. Here's the contents link. Scroll down halfway pls

    http://www.frameworkonline.com/Issue52/522c.html

    I don't have a copy in the Rick C archive being too recent a publication, but can access a reference edition at a University library around once a fortnight if there is any compelling detail sought. Exact information required please; the notes at the end of each section run to around 50 references alone!

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