North Walsham Live Aid was formed in 1985 following the massive success of the Wembley event. It was organised by Barry Holden, Gerald Turner, Rod Palmer and Darren Turner and was supported by The 3rd World Centre in Norwich.
The aim was to purchase two Bedford trucks, fill them with aid and send them to Eritrea where the famine was worst. To raise the £8,000 needed a rock concert was organised at the community centre in North Walsham with 10 bands playing for free and a memorabilia auction with items donated by many stars.
I do a lot of work for Western Star Recording Company in ‘Wild West’ (well Somerset actually!). Loads of really cool rockabilly, psychobilly and rock ‘n’ roll bands record there and every now and again they release a themed compilation which requires a themed cover as opposed to one representing a specific band which is always fun. The brief on this one from Alan was a bunch of cool guitars floating in space. So here we go, all done and dusted and with the pressing plant for release in a few weeks time.