Hampshire Cricket History


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September 28, 2015, 7:59 am
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Rod Queens Hotel

Rod:Sect Ticket

But it’s got connections with the Ageas Bowl and playing in Southampton and Pompey

The answers are in the first Comment


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The photo shows Rod Stewart and pals in his beatnik days, playing banjo on Southsea Common (Queen’s Hotel in the background). In his beatnik years Rod spent some time in Pompey although it’s not mentioned in his autobiography. There are more photos like this. The ticket is mine, the first time I saw Rod Stewart, second on the bill in Southsea and backed by Southampton R&B band the Soul Agents. Rod played Pompey frequently through the mid-1960s, with Long John Baldry, the Steam Packet and the Soul Agents. So what? you might well ask. Next summer, he’s playing the Ageas Bowl

Comment by pompeypop

He was a regular at the old Concorde Club at the Bassett Hotel, when I was a ‘Beatnik’!!!

Comment by Bob Elliott

I suspected as much of you Bob – I bet you had a hair do like mine!

Comment by pompeypop

Good to hear our youth policy is flourishing. Will he be batting or bowling?

Comment by James

If he sings Sailing he would be an overseas signing

Comment by Ian

I believe he was a useful footballer

Comment by Paul

Had a trial with Brentford Paul so he should be good in the warm-up sessions!

Comment by James

I reckon you’d’ve got a good price on Rod surviving longer than GEC! (bankrupted by someone some distance from his knitting who mistook a delusion for a vision 😉 )

Comment by Jeremy




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