September 2, 1972
Courtesy of Linda Crafar
Cat Arrives! Wild Scenes At
Fan mania reared its
head in Australia again last Sunday when more than 300 Cat Stevens fans gave him a riotous
welcome. As soon as Stevens emerged from the customs gates, police and excited,
enthusiastic fans surrounded the touring cat. Police had their hands full protecting him
from the fans.
Police formed a ring around
the stunned Stevens and tried to rush him to the waiting car but fans broke the human
barricade and tore at Stevens's clothes, causing him to stumble and almost fall.
Once inside the car Cat was
able to relax once more, safe from the enthusiastic fans, some of whom had clambered onto
the bonnet of the car to catch a look at him.
Go-Set will be doing a full
coverage of the tour, the behind-the-scene happenings, reports of Cat on stage and special
insights into the star. Our London representative Michele ODriscoll is travelling
around the country with Cat.
Charts Page 2
Top 20 Albums
1 (1) Thick As A Brick
Jethro Tull Reprise MS 2072
10 (10) Teaser And
The Firecat Cat Stevens Island SIL 934323
Welcoming Advert Page
Flashes Page 19
Cat Stevens' support act,
Rambling Jack Elliot, was added to the Zimmering concerts because Stevens wanted Jack to
replace Alun Davies' spot of opening the show. Cat Stevens is apparently a perfectionist
so he thought Jack was more appropriate than Jill
.no, I mean Alun.
Winners Page 20
Below are the names of the
lucky people who have won albums from the Festival Records competition.
Cat Stevens album Judy
Friendlander 8 Borambi Place, Longueville, 2066
Write On Page 21
Cat's Promoter Replies
I would like to attention my
letter to Me" Perth, "Low on the Doe" "Start Scabbin" and
"Penny Squeezer" The Paul Dainty Corporation has always played its acts in Perth
as part of the Australian circuit because we feel its not fair to only take the
"profitable" shows over. I must explain here that certain shows, because of
enormous freight costs and the number of people travelling, make it impossible to recoup
costs and show a profit and lets face it promoters should not be expected to work for
weeks on end risking enormous sums of money for no return. After all you wouldnt go
to work every day for a month if you knew you wouldnt be paid at the end. However,
in our case we look at it slightly different in as much as we consider that if the Perth
public support us on the shows when we do make money then we should present the
unprofitable ones as well. To sum up, Paul Dainty really cares about the people who
support him however; it's not fair to ask all promoters to think as he does.
I have read with interest
the various comments on the price of the Cat Stevens tickets, and I have found one very
valid point. THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN TICKETS.
I had really given up on the general attitude of todays teenagers when out of the
blue. Start Scabbin and Penny Squeezer returned my faith in the young Aussie.
Congratulations to you both for your attitude and your initiative and Im sure there
are plenty more young people with the same outlook, we just havent heard from them
yet. Thank you.
- RON BLACKMORE
- Tour Director
- The Paul Dainty Corporation (Aust.) Pty.
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