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Old 10-13-2004, 01:12 PM   #202
Steve M.
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Unhappy 10/13/73 - Family's Last Concert

On this day in 1973, October 13, the British rock band Family played their final concert in their hometown of Leicester, at DeMontfort Hall on the campus of the Leicester Polytechnic (now DeMontfort University).

During the show, Roger Chapman fell off the stage while singing "Burlesque." And when they performed "The Weaver's Answer" for what would be the last time, drummer Rob Townsend thought to himself, "I'm glad I don't ever have to play that damn song again!"

At the after-show party at the Leicester Holiday Inn, people jumped in the pool; those who didn't were pushed in. Food and drink literally flew everywhere. Family indeed went out with a bang!
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