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Thread #101793   Message #2058873
Posted By: GUEST,Graham Bradshaw
23-May-07 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: another 'what happened' to 60's folk
Subject: RE: another 'what happened' to 60's folk
'Giok wrote'-
On 3ed January 1968 I paid Noel Murphy 8 Guineas for an evening at the club, 14th Feb 1968 Hedy West 20, and 28th Feb Derek Brimstone 10.
For the Times they are a Changing ♫♪

That's interesting. In 1967, I was one of the residents at the Surbiton club, and Derek Sarjeant started taking me round on some of his gigs. I would get up and do a couple of songs as part of Derek's set. I did this at the Hole in the Wall in Chichester, and in the interval they asked if they could book me in my own right. "How much do you charge?" they said. "How much do I charge?" I asked Derek. "How much do you earn a week in your job?" he replied. "Eight quid", says I. "Well, that's what you charge for a gig then" he retorted.
So first ever paid gig, and I got a week's wage. That was the formula back then. Translate that to today's values, and you'll see that artists' fees have not really kept pace.