On this day in 1990, I played at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef awards show. Nordoff Robbins is a music therapy charity. I guested with Robert Plant who had been Cleffed! Also on the bill was Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Dire Straits, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Genesis, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Status Quo and Tears for Fears.
Our set consisted of: 'Hurting Kind' / 'Tall Cool One' / 'Wearing and Tearing' / 'Rock 'n' Roll'. 'Wearing and Tearing' was performed live by Robert and myself for the first time.
I had an opportunity to speak with the Cobbold family, who owned Knebworth House, and of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the 19th Century author, who wrote ‘Zanoni’ (1842) and ‘A Strange Story’ (1862). They told me his library was still in existence in the house.