Sad news. The band were never better.
Tomorrow night (Saturday 22nd Feb) ahead of next Tuesday’s star studded concert for Peter Green in London, Sky Arts are showing the Rumours edition of Classic Albums followed by the wonderful, two and a half hour documentary Peter Green: Man of the World.
Following his “Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks” event and the “Three Kings Tour” where he covered Albert, Freddie and BB, Joe Bonamassa has announced plans for a British Blues Boom special this year.
He talks about it in depth here and also demonstrates how to play like Eric, Jeff and Jimmy, plus there’s a little Paul Kossoff and Peter Green in there too.
Those of a nervous disposition may like to skip the first eight mins which is all amp talk. After that it’s guitar heaven all the way.
Something made me turn my head. A sound? A movement? I couldn’t be sure. Whatever it was, it had stopped my journey home, my reverie. I stood on the deserted pavement and looked around. It was nearly 3 o’clock in the morning and the last car to pass me, in either direction, had been ten minutes ago. I unscrewed the top of the half-bottle of Jameson’s Whiskey and swigged the familiar liquid. I was pissed. I was alone. Years later, looking back, it has become apparent just how alone. I put the bottle back in the pocket of my Greatcoat and trudged on. I had left the pub early, the sound of Thin Lizzy ringing in my ears. The walk to the train station took twenty minutes. I had been walking for nearly an hour. I was lost.
The pub was in Shepperton, one change on the train from where we lived. In other words, an effort. But an effort worth making. We had heard that there was this pub, The Ship, that was suddenly playing great music on a Friday night, a few weeks earlier. We had ventured over to the unfamiliar surroundings 3 Fridays on the trot. This » Continue Reading.