This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4…

Written by on April 17, 2018


This is a really cool rock history true story.

Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members of the band (who shall remain nameless for the story) was living with his Dad, who lived in the Cricklewood area of London, whenever he was home in the UK. Somehow, some seeds ended up in the back yard of his Dad’s house before he left for the tour. When he returned home, his Dad had watered and taken care of the plants. There were a couple of 6 foot tall ‘plants’ growing in the backyard. The un-named band member quickly cut the plants down and let them dry.

While recording the album, the plants, which had become known to the band as “Cricklewood Green” were consumed. Plus they thought it was a great name for the album.

Happy 48th Birthday to “Cricklewood Green”. And to the un-named band member, let us know if you want us to use your name. (He has told us the story personally).

Did you ever take a close look at the pictures on the album cover?




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