ON THIS DAY… 14 NOV 2006
LED ZEPPELIN WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Led Zeppelin had been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, to which there was an award ceremony including James Brown, and the group were invited to attend. I attended the event, as did members of the Bonham family, but the other two members had declined. I had met James Brown on a number of occasions and his appearance seemed no different to any time before; fit, sharp and bright, but this was to be the last time – he was to die on Christmas day that year. It was a shock having seen him so fit on this occasion. He was truly one of the giants of black music.

Watch video from UK Music Hall Of Fame Induction 2006

ON THIS DAY… 14 NOV 2006

LED ZEPPELIN WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Led Zeppelin had been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, to which there was an award ceremony including James Brown, and the group were invited to attend. I attended the event, as did members of the Bonham family, but the other two members had declined. I had met James Brown on a number of occasions and his appearance seemed no different to any time before; fit, sharp and bright, but this was to be the last time – he was to die on Christmas day that year. It was a shock having seen him so fit on this occasion. He was truly one of the giants of black music.

Watch video from UK Music Hall Of Fame Induction 2006

ON THIS DAY… 14 NOV 2006

LED ZEPPELIN WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Led Zeppelin had been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, to which there was an award ceremony including James Brown, and the group were invited to attend. I attended the event, as did members of the Bonham family, but the other two members had declined. I had met James Brown on a number of occasions and his appearance seemed no different to any time before; fit, sharp and bright, but this was to be the last time – he was to die on Christmas day that year. It was a shock having seen him so fit on this occasion. He was truly one of the giants of black music.

Watch video from UK Music Hall Of Fame Induction 2006

14 November 2006

14 November 2006

ON THIS DAY… 26 SEP 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS’S ALBUM ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ WAS RELEASED

I had been asked to appear on the Jerry Lee Lewis album, ‘The Last Man Standing’. Steve Bing was financing, Jimmy Rip was producing and they wanted me to overdub guitar parts and solo on a re-recording of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’. When I had just hit my teens, it was from Rock and Roll pioneers of the 50’s like Lewis and the likes of Roland Janes (the guitarist that played on the early Sun sessions with Lewis) that I learned to play - for these were the guys that really kicked things off. I was really determined to throw in my best performance for Jerry Lee, I owed him that. During this period, I had been rehearsing with some musicians when Jimmy Rip arrived to engineer my contribution. I had thought my performance might be recorded in this ambient setting, but instead I had to plug into the computer to record my bits. I could hear Jerry Lee in my headphones belting out a hot version of ‘Rock and Roll’, somehow I just didn’t pull it off the way I’d hoped. The experience left me thinking that I’d have liked to have been in the studio on the original session with The Killer!

Music Featured: Down the Line - Jerry Lee Lewis

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ON THIS DAY… 26 SEP 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS’S ALBUM ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ WAS RELEASED

I had been asked to appear on the Jerry Lee Lewis album, ‘The Last Man Standing’. Steve Bing was financing, Jimmy Rip was producing and they wanted me to overdub guitar parts and solo on a re-recording of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’. When I had just hit my teens, it was from Rock and Roll pioneers of the 50’s like Lewis and the likes of Roland Janes (the guitarist that played on the early Sun sessions with Lewis) that I learned to play - for these were the guys that really kicked things off. I was really determined to throw in my best performance for Jerry Lee, I owed him that. During this period, I had been rehearsing with some musicians when Jimmy Rip arrived to engineer my contribution. I had thought my performance might be recorded in this ambient setting, but instead I had to plug into the computer to record my bits. I could hear Jerry Lee in my headphones belting out a hot version of ‘Rock and Roll’, somehow I just didn’t pull it off the way I’d hoped. The experience left me thinking that I’d have liked to have been in the studio on the original session with The Killer!

Music Featured: Down the Line - Jerry Lee Lewis

26 September 2006

26 September 2006

ON THIS DAY… 22 MAY 2006

I RECEIVED THE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE WITH LED ZEPPELIN

On this day in 2006, I attended the Polar Music Prize Ceremony at the Konserthuset Royal Philharmonic Concert Hall in Stockholm, which is the same venue as the Nobel Prize Ceremony.

Nina Persson of The Cardigans performed ‘Whole Lotta Love’ at the concert hall. Conny Bloom sang and played acoustically at the dinner reception.

Every year, the Polar Music Prize is awarded to someone from the field of popular music and someone from the classical world. This year it had been awarded to Valery Gergiev, the passionate Russian conductor.

THE 2006 POLAR MUSIC PRIZE IS AWARDED TO THE BRITISH GROUP LED ZEPPELIN, ONE OF THE GREAT PIONEERS OF ROCK.

THEIR PLAYFUL AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC COMBINED WITH HIGHLY ECLECTIC ELEMENTS HAS TWO ESSENTIAL THEMES: MYSTICISM AND PRIMAL ENERGY. THESE ARE FEATURES THAT HAVE COME TOP DEFINE THE GENRE ‘HARD ROCK’.

22 May 2006

22 May 2006

ON THIS DAY… 14 NOV 2006
LED ZEPPELIN WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Led Zeppelin had been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, to which there was an award ceremony including James Brown, and the group were invited to attend. I attended the event, as did members of the Bonham family, but the other two members had declined. I had met James Brown on a number of occasions and his appearance seemed no different to any time before; fit, sharp and bright, but this was to be the last time – he was to die on Christmas day that year. It was a shock having seen him so fit on this occasion. He was truly one of the giants of black music.

Watch video from UK Music Hall Of Fame Induction 2006

ON THIS DAY… 14 NOV 2006

LED ZEPPELIN WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Led Zeppelin had been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, to which there was an award ceremony including James Brown, and the group were invited to attend. I attended the event, as did members of the Bonham family, but the other two members had declined. I had met James Brown on a number of occasions and his appearance seemed no different to any time before; fit, sharp and bright, but this was to be the last time – he was to die on Christmas day that year. It was a shock having seen him so fit on this occasion. He was truly one of the giants of black music.

Watch video from UK Music Hall Of Fame Induction 2006

ON THIS DAY… 14 NOV 2006

LED ZEPPELIN WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Led Zeppelin had been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, to which there was an award ceremony including James Brown, and the group were invited to attend. I attended the event, as did members of the Bonham family, but the other two members had declined. I had met James Brown on a number of occasions and his appearance seemed no different to any time before; fit, sharp and bright, but this was to be the last time – he was to die on Christmas day that year. It was a shock having seen him so fit on this occasion. He was truly one of the giants of black music.

Watch video from UK Music Hall Of Fame Induction 2006

14 November 2006

14 November 2006

ON THIS DAY… 26 SEP 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS’S ALBUM ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ WAS RELEASED

I had been asked to appear on the Jerry Lee Lewis album, ‘The Last Man Standing’. Steve Bing was financing, Jimmy Rip was producing and they wanted me to overdub guitar parts and solo on a re-recording of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’. When I had just hit my teens, it was from Rock and Roll pioneers of the 50’s like Lewis and the likes of Roland Janes (the guitarist that played on the early Sun sessions with Lewis) that I learned to play - for these were the guys that really kicked things off. I was really determined to throw in my best performance for Jerry Lee, I owed him that. During this period, I had been rehearsing with some musicians when Jimmy Rip arrived to engineer my contribution. I had thought my performance might be recorded in this ambient setting, but instead I had to plug into the computer to record my bits. I could hear Jerry Lee in my headphones belting out a hot version of ‘Rock and Roll’, somehow I just didn’t pull it off the way I’d hoped. The experience left me thinking that I’d have liked to have been in the studio on the original session with The Killer!

Music Featured: Down the Line - Jerry Lee Lewis

9 plays

ON THIS DAY… 26 SEP 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS’S ALBUM ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ WAS RELEASED

I had been asked to appear on the Jerry Lee Lewis album, ‘The Last Man Standing’. Steve Bing was financing, Jimmy Rip was producing and they wanted me to overdub guitar parts and solo on a re-recording of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’. When I had just hit my teens, it was from Rock and Roll pioneers of the 50’s like Lewis and the likes of Roland Janes (the guitarist that played on the early Sun sessions with Lewis) that I learned to play - for these were the guys that really kicked things off. I was really determined to throw in my best performance for Jerry Lee, I owed him that. During this period, I had been rehearsing with some musicians when Jimmy Rip arrived to engineer my contribution. I had thought my performance might be recorded in this ambient setting, but instead I had to plug into the computer to record my bits. I could hear Jerry Lee in my headphones belting out a hot version of ‘Rock and Roll’, somehow I just didn’t pull it off the way I’d hoped. The experience left me thinking that I’d have liked to have been in the studio on the original session with The Killer!

Music Featured: Down the Line - Jerry Lee Lewis

26 September 2006

26 September 2006