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Oldfield joins Wyatt return - New Musical Express - 24th August, 1974






Oldfield joins Wyatt return



ROBERT Wyatt, the one time Soft Machine and Matching Mole dfummer, makes his first major stage appearance for a year - since the accident which paralysed the lower half of his body - when he leads a band at a Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, concert on Sunday, September 8.

Among the guest stars booked for the date are Mike Oldfield, whose "Hergest Ridge" album is released this week (see Page 20); trumpeter Mongezi Feza; Julie Tippetts; sax-player Gary Windo; Pink Floyd's Nick Mason; Dave Stewart (ex-Egg keyboard-man), drummer Laurie Allen and Fred Frith, who played viola on Wyatt's recently-issued and highly-acclaimed "Rock Bottom" album.

Julie Tippetts, better known as Julie Driscoll, a 1968 hitmaker via "This Wheel's On Fire," will appear in a solo spot.


Wyatt himself has a new record out on September 1. It's a single -"l'm A Believer" - a re-working of the old Monkees' hit and is produced by Nick Mason.


FRONT COVER:
(forground) Robert Wyatt with Mike Oldfiled (left) and Julie Tippetts (right); middle-distance (l/r) Gary Windo, Laurie Allen, Mongezi Feza; (back l/r) Dave Stewart, and dummy Nick Mason.








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