Richard Clapton relives The Best Years of Our Lives

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With the fantastic response to Richard Clapton recent memoirs, “The Best Years of Our Lives”, it occurred to the Aussie music legend that audiences might just would appreciate a hybrid show featuring not just the music, but all the often crazy and often emotional stories behind the music. And that’s what he’ll bring to Laycock Street Theatre on September 13.

After more than 40 years of treading the boards on the Australian rock scene, Richard Clapton is about to embark on a very different style of tour.

The show he’ll bring to Laycock Street Theatre on September 13 will be in intimate mode – just Richard and the masterful Danny Spencer on guitar.  Danny and Richard have been musical partners for well over a decade and Danny has become a well established part of Richard’s musical DNA.

The book covers the halcyon years from the late Sixties in London to the Seventies and Eighties on the Oz rock scene. The musical journey onstage will cover those days of “The Golden Age” the likes of which we will never see again, accompanied by storytelling from one of the true survivors of those times.

This is so much more than mere nostalgia or a trip down memory lane – this is a reliving of those times whether you are old enough to remember, or young enough to just want to know what it was like.

WHAT: Richard Clapton
WHEN: September 13
WHERE: Laycock Street Theatre

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