31 DEC 2012

Hi y’all. Well 2012 is nearly at a close… and what a year it’s been for JP. The eagerly awaited London O2 concert was released on what could be described as a ‘celebration day’ - some five years after the event.
During the December of this year I had the honour of meeting President Obama and Mrs Obama, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in Washington DC. I would not have imagined any of this happening this time last year. So roll on 2013!

31 DEC 2012

Hi y’all. Well 2012 is nearly at a close… and what a year it’s been for JP. The eagerly awaited London O2 concert was released on what could be described as a ‘celebration day’ - some five years after the event.

During the December of this year I had the honour of meeting President Obama and Mrs Obama, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in Washington DC. I would not have imagined any of this happening this time last year. So roll on 2013!

31 December 2012

31 December 2012

ON THIS DAY… 30 DEC 1968

I played Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA with Led Zeppelin

Reputed to be the first primitive Led Zeppelin bootleg, it seems unusual that a support band with limited billing might be recorded before the main attraction, but I think it may well have been a guitar fan in the wake of The Yardbirds who might have recorded this. The Americans were quite muso and would follow the onwards incarnations of musicians on their journey.

Dazed and Confused from Gonzago (9 minutes and 42 seconds long) getting in training for a number that will get to around 13 minutes in a couple of years, with all the movements of a classical symphony.

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ON THIS DAY… 30 DEC 1968

I played Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA with Led Zeppelin

Reputed to be the first primitive Led Zeppelin bootleg, it seems unusual that a support band with limited billing might be recorded before the main attraction, but I think it may well have been a guitar fan in the wake of The Yardbirds who might have recorded this. The Americans were quite muso and would follow the onwards incarnations of musicians on their journey.

Dazed and Confused from Gonzago (9 minutes and 42 seconds long) getting in training for a number that will get to around 13 minutes in a couple of years, with all the movements of a classical symphony.

30 December 1968

30 December 1968

29 DEC 2005

I WAS IN GOA AHEAD OF NEW YEAR’S EVE

In 2005, following my trip to Cambodia, I went to Goa for New Year’s Eve and the celebrations.

29 December 2005

29 December 2005

ON THIS DAY

28 DEC 2005

ON A MISSION I WENT TO GOA

28 December 2005

28 December 2005

ON THIS DAY… 26 DEC 1968

I played the first date of the first tour of America with Led Zeppelin

From the 7th September 1968 to today in 1968, the members of Led Zeppelin had toured in Scandinavia, recorded our first album in October (soon to be released in the January of 1969), toured the UK and were now ready to embark on our first American Tour; the Denver Auditorium Arena was the home of the first gig in the US. We were to support the Vanilla Fudge for five dates before going to California.

26 December 1968

26 December 1968

25 DEC 2012

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings one and all. A big thanks to The Youngsters for the seasonal gem ‘Christmas In Jail’. The Youngsters were fronted by Charles Everidge and this classic from 1956 was on Empire Records in Hollywood, California in the good old US of A.

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25 DEC 2012

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings one and all. A big thanks to The Youngsters for the seasonal gem ‘Christmas In Jail’. The Youngsters were fronted by Charles Everidge and this classic from 1956 was on Empire Records in Hollywood, California in the good old US of A.

25 December 2012

25 December 2012

24 DEC 1966

I travelled to New York for an American tour with The Yardbirds

Twas the night before Christmas in 1966 and I was to leave from England with The Yardbirds to New York to begin a short American and Canadian tour with Keith Relf, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja on board.