He wrote one of the North East's greatest anthems and he exported Geordie culture worldwide. Alan Hull, founder member of the band Lindisfarne, was an ambassador for his home town of Newcastle and often penned songs about the region he loved.
He died in 1995 but many of his tracks will be remembered forever, especially Fog On The Tyne and Run For Home. Lindisfarne played Newcastle City Hall 135 times and today a plaque dedicated to him, was officially unveiled on the front of his favourite venue.
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