Alan Hull wrote one of the greatest Geordie anthems, Fog on the Tyne. A founder member of the band Lindisfarne, he was an ambassador for Newcastle and often wrote songs about the region he loved. Now, a plaque has been unveiled in his memory outside Newcastle City Hall. Former band members played some old favourites for the crowds outside.
Francesca Hull was there to see a plaque being unveiled in memory of her father. She spoke about her memories of him, saying she doesn't ever remember being embarrassed by him. Alan's granddaughter Daisy played the recorder on stage with some former members of Lindisfarne.
Former manager Barry McKay said he thinks it is important fo future generations to know about Alan Hull.
Lindisfarne musician, Ray Jackson, spoke about what it was like to play Newcastle City Hall as part of Lindisfarne and his memories of the late Alan Hull.
Newcastle Central MP, Chi Onwurah, spoke on stage about her memories of seeing Lindisfarne as a child. She also said she admired the band for putting aside concert tickets for fans who could not afford to see them.
See Julie Harrison's full report here: