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Rock ‘n’ roll gig raises money for children’s hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:26 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 01 May 2018

On stage at this year's North Walsham Live Aid concert. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

On stage at this year's North Walsham Live Aid concert. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

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Lovers of rock ‘n’ roll have come together for a North Walsham Live Aid concert which raised £10,000 for Norwich’s Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital.

The gig, which took place at the town’s community centre last month, featured performances by young rockers Blackjack, the rock and blues trio Egypt, acoustic artist Curtis Cronin and the bands Raw Edge, Parallel Times and the Buster James Band.

The Live Aid gig was the final one to be organised by Barry Holden, who launched it in 1984, inspired by the Bob Geldof charity concert.

There was also a auction of 32 signed or collectable items including a Stratocaster-style guitar with a Pink Floyd design signed by drummer Nick Mason which raised £1,750. Mr Holden said he wanted to thank everyone for their support over the years, including the bands who play for free. Robin and Rebecca Woods from North Walsham’s Music Hut will organise the gig in future.

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