Listen to PAUL
JONES at the BBC 1 hour show
Broadcast on Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 show on Thursday
a previously unrealeased
PAUL KOSSOFF- Jack Dupree track
Time about 19.33
Please note .Available only until 24
March. On the BBC
Artists included in programme are:-
Fleetwood Mac Duster Bennett, Eddie Boyd Champion
Jack Dupree, Chicken Shack, George Smith & Bacon Fat, Christine
CHARITY FUNDRAISING EVENT
IN AID Of 'The Paul Kossoff Fund' 19th March 2004
The gig was most enjoyable. The
venue was a very quaint old seaside theatre, about 60 miles from where I
live. DC started the night off by introducing the first act - a
Hendrix tribute called Purple Haze. Well, the guy who was "Jimi"
was pretty impressive - I'm not sure what nationality he was, possibly
Vietnamese - and he was playing the "Hendrix" reversed Strat.
He certainly had all the licks and the voice too, with some of the
showmanship - playing with his teeth, etc. The drummer and bassist
looked out of place, though - they hadn't really made much of an effort to
dress the part, and the bass was some horrible modern thing - should have
had a Fender Precision or something similar. Certainly, I could
see "Jimi" getting a different rhythm section, because he really
outshone his current pair. Right from the start, there were quite a
few people dancing, which continued throughout the night.
Then it was announced that DC and David Kossoff would be hanging around
on the floor to give people an opportunity to speak to them. I had
planned to speak to DC, but I was just too shy - silly me. Then,
David Kossoff got on the stage and said a little piece about his son and
the history of the Paul Kossoff fund, before introducing Freed.
I'd seen the band a few months before and was quite impressed. The
bassist particularly was excellent I remember, but they'd had trouble
getting a guitarist and the guy I had seen was a stand-in, because their
regular guitarist was touring with another band. The stand-in guy
had done well, but was not Koss in style. Anyway, this time they
announced that they would be having a couple of guest guitarists.
They started with (I'm guessing) their new guy, who was competant but
not really Koss enough for me. They did about five songs with him
(can't remember exactly which ones - I'll give you a rough set list at
the end) and then came the highlight of the evening - their second
guitarist, John Buckley (?)
- he was simply AWESOME! He was sort of dressed as "Isle of
Wight" Koss, had the hair, had the natural-fronted Les Paul and his
playing.... just absolutely Kossoff. Seriously, it sounded exactly
like him, the tone, the riffs, the solos - just BRILLIANT. I could
see DC peeping out of this curtain backstage and heartily applauding!
I'm guessing that this guy was their original guitarist. Then on
came the stand-in guy who I'd seen a few months earlier - he was also
helping on the sound desk - he had certainly improved and you could see
he was digging the Koss style and the music.
The band were asked to do a couple of encores and it was half past
midnight before I left to drive back home through thick fog. OK,
I'll try and remember what songs they played... Remember, Fire &
Water, Mr Big, Don't Say You Love Me, All Right Now, Walk In My Shadow,
The Hunter, I'll Be Creeping, Woman, Be My Friend, The Stealer, Songs of
By Andy Kneale UK
The ultimate FREE
will be appearing
SATURDAY, 20th. March 2004
7:30 pm – 12:00 pm
Third annual event to
Celebrate the music of
Tickets £5 available at ‘The ALEXANDRA’
Tel. 0191 5672774
or contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.
with - Nicko McBrain, Jaz Lochrie and Geoff
30th & 31st March 2004
1st 2nd & 3rd April 2004
in May 2004 at Wembley
Nicko McBrain, Jaz Lochrie and Geoff
Wembley Conference Centre
Wembley Conference Centre
Geoff Whitehorn/Andy Frost/Nicko
and Phil Hilborne ~ Paste clinic ~ Frankfurt
©2004 Phil Hilborne Band
Please note if Procol Harem are touring
then Geoff will be on that tour and not
appear at Wembley
Hilborne has just done a 'Play Like' article on Paul Kossoff
Techniques magazine - it will be out in the april 04 issue. I wrote an ah
la' Kos piece - with a short solo in it - it should be of interest to
who want's to get into that style of playing.
RODGERS WILL BE APPEARING
SAT MAY 8TH 2004 AT THE
The Arts &
Music Festival Will take place
May 7-9, 2004, in
just a few minutes north of Dallas! Times of artists to be announced
Wildflower! is an
award-winning multi-day, multi-stage, eclectic music festival that draws
over 50,000 attendees!
Many artists will be at this festival
Names are being added all the time.
PAUL RODGERS WILL BE
18TH JUNE IN STOCKTON CA.
MORE INFO TO COME.
John wrote to me with this message
am in the final stage of writing a book about my experiences in the
Music business and of course Free feature a great deal
Standing on the Edge Made June 1982
DID YOU KNOW ANDY CO WROTE THESE TRACKS WITH FRANKIE MILLER?
New Remaster out now!!! With Added live tracks
John Kay & Steppenwolf will
be appearing at the
901 S. Federal Highway
CARLOS SANTANA WILL BE JOINING PAUL
IN SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday 26th Feb
PAUL RODGERS WILL BE PERFORMING
Friday, September 3, 2004
Dakota Sioux Casino
Note : Outdoor concert
yet on sale.
They will be available direct from
From Interstate-29, take the
Waverly Exit 185. Casino is West, 4 miles from Interstate.
Nearest airport: Watertown- with flights coming in
from Minneapolis or Soux Falls SD
Watertown is approx 90 miles from Sioux Falls
and approx 120 miles from Fargo ND
Bob who runs a British Blues radio show
Atlanta has been working on a 40-50 mins
strarring Paul Rodgers. Bob will
interviewing Paul Live !!
this link saved as you will be able to hear
show live on the internet.
shall announce when the show airs.
the meantime tune into UK Bob every Thursday
Atlanta time. 11am-1pm Uk time
When a date and time is arranged, I'll announce it on the
Based in the UK
New Tribute Band to Paul Rodgers
their name from the 2002 Bad company tour “The merchants of cool”, The
Merchants have spent the past year creating and rehearsing a impressive
set of songs in tribute to their life long rock heros “Free” “Bad
Company” and Paul Rodgers.
and musicians for many years this five piece outfit from Stoke on Trent,
England, have spent many years on the UK “rock and blues covers”
circuit playing in various well known outfits such as: Bandana, Sodz Law
and The Commitments.
five-piece format includes Andy Wooton on lead vocals and harmonica, Dave
Teague on Lead Guitar, Vernon Charles on Bass Guitar, Roger Clift on
Keyboards and Chris Jackson on Drums.
the first of many gigs already under their belts, The Merchants promise to
entertain you with a night of classic British Rock music, faithfully
reproduced and well performed in the style of their rock idols.
New British tribute band touring now
will be launching their new website shortly
Great voice and Great Band !
More info to come
THE "FIRST" AMERICAN BAD
COMPANY TRIBUTE BAND
Tribute To 'Bad Company'
Royal Albert Hall Check
For The Road - The Ronnie Lane
Royal Albert Hall
Weller, Pete Townshend, Ocean Colour Scene, Ronnie
Wood, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, Jones Gang (Kenny
Jones Gang - Gary Granger Robert Hart Kenny Jones
and Rick Wills
I HAVE TWO
TICKETS FOR SALE
Front Row Center
Friday 26th March
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
If you have not bought tickets yet for this show
and want the BEST SEAT
Please send me your phone number
so I can contact you
Be quick !!
Experience Hendrix, the company founded in
1995 by the Hendrix family to oversee the estate assets of Jimi Hendrix
who died in 1970, has announced that a national tour of all-star artists
performing Jimi Hendrix tribute concerts will launch in February, 2004.
Three concert dates and venues have been announced so far:
PAUL RODGERS WILL BE APPEARING
AT THESE THREE SHOWS BELOW
February 22, 2004, Seattle,
Washington, at the Paramount Theater
February 24, 2004, Portland,
Oregon, at the Roseland Theater
February 26, 2004, San Francisco,
California, at the Warfield Theater
To further immortalize this rock icon, Experience Hendrix L.L.C., the
family company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the
Hendrix legacy now joins forces with McFarlane Toys to create a
collectible figure of Jimi Hendrix. Working to keep the spirit of Jimi
alive through music, education and community involvement, Experience
Hendrix sees this venture as an opportunity to create a tangible memento
for Hendrix enthusiasts to enjoy. The figure is to be released in
November 2003, 37 years after the formation of the Jimi Hendrix
Experience in London on Oct. 12, 1966. The release also comes in
celebration of what would have been Jimi's 61st birthday, Nov. 27.
This beautifully rendered and intricately detailed, six-inch action
figure will come in a deluxe box set and a standard blister pack. The
box set includes a replica of Jimi's six-string guitar and a custom
base, memorializing Jimi's iconic stage presence at the historical
Woodstock concert in August of 1969. The life-like figure recreates the
persona of Jimi, dressed in his blue velvet pants and white fringed
shirt, with the familiar scarf tied around his hair and another wrapped
around his left leg. With his left-handed guitar strapped around his
neck, the performer is leaning back from his mic stand in front of two
amplifier stacks. The message spoken by this rendering is made clear by
the hand of the guitarist raised, giving the "peace" sign to
his adoring crowd. The base replicates an authentic section of the
wooden stage with metal framing and a cloth awning. The scene is made
complete with guitar effects pedals placed on the stage. The standard
figure will include a guitar, smaller stage section, one amp stack, mic,
mic stand and guitar effects pedals.
The Jimi Hendrix figure will be available at major music and specialty
retailers, as well as select toy retailers. The anticipated price is $12
to $15, with the box sets estimated at a $20.
Image © 2003, Todd McFarlane Productions.
This guy is impressive
I am thrilled to hear someone
young who really knows how to write GREAT music and PLAY awesome
guitar!!!Trafficker deserve big audiences and big venues. He will
make it ..........
Play whole tracks to get
an idea of what he sounds
Judy Cain is a
huge Free/Bad Company PR Fan.
She has been putting together all the
were sent to me to add to the RRHF voting
She also has recently written a rock and
roll book called
will be published in the next couple of
months. (more news on the book when it comes
Judy and I received many votes for
sending off to the
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF
and we are still collecting them, so keep
mailing them in
There is now a home for the votes. See the
We can do it.
If you still haven't signed in, do it now
A campaign by local author and long
time fan Ms Julie Cain
of Henderson Kentucky has taken on the administration and voting board of
the Rock -N- Roll Hall Of Fame.
Questioning why singer song writer Paul Rodgers
and the bands Free & Bad Company have not
been inducted into the hallowed hall?
In her book The Rhythm Machine
she states "Over the years they have dropped the ball many times,
being motivated by the politics of the music machine, there seems to be a
great deal of agreement as her web site
The Classic Rock Forum And Artist Outreach http://www.network54.com/Forum/259071
which offers fans a place to chat ask questions and learn about the
activities of their favorite artist, as well as offers help to artist
dealing with drug and alcohol problems, has logged countless votes in
answer to her call to fans.
Also in agreement is Mister Jeff
Cornell of MTV
who in a statement provide to Ms Cain states " This is a travesty, Paul
Rodgers should have been inducted years ago".
Many on the web site seem to take it as an insult that Mister Rodgers and
his band mates Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Andy Frasier,
of Free and Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell of
Bad Company have been over looked yet again in favor of this years
Many have expressed their dismay at Prince being inducted while what they
feel is true rock and roll has been forgotten.
Ms Cain states " Free was without a doubt the best band of it's or
any other time, formed in 1968 their music is still as good today as
anything you hear being played, and still is being played 35 years later,
has sold well over 20 million units, and produced the greatest rock anthem
of all time in All Right Now, which still gets air time to the tune of
over one million plays per year and that's just here in the U.S.
I ask you can Prince make this claim?
I am not saying Prince is without talent, he is a very talented artist,
but he does not have the years invested as does Paul
Rodgers and his band members from Free & Bad Company.
Bad Company formed in 1973 became one of the top Super Groups to ever set
a stage, released 6 multi platinum albums, the talent in these artist has
well passed the test of time, they deserve to be acknowledged,
This is suppose to be the Rock Hall Of Fame.
Throughout his career Paul Rodgers has sold
over 125 Million units, his music is known world wide.
He has been the front man of Free, Bad Company, The Firm, The Law, as well
as kept up a solo career in which he was Grammy nominated for his Muddy
Waters Blues album.
Ms Cain is at present calling out to fan's to have their voices heard, and
rattle the Halls a bit I want them to set up and take notice, the fans are
speaking, and we are the ones that buy the music and the tickets, it is
time to take out the politics of record producers and the music money
machine, time to recognize true talent and the desire of the fans to see
their music honored.
You Judy for all your hard work on
this project. Let the fans have a voice this
bringing "Big Names to Small Places".....
& the Rant Band,
with special guest
Worthen Village Hall- Saturday 29th May
here for map
yes, Shropshire's own Ian Hunter is "coming home" to
play an intimate
gig, rounding off his UK tour in style.... the legendary frontman
from Mott the Hoople, with a string of highly acclaimed solo
is back with his brilliant Rant Band, featuring Mick
Ralphs guitar legend
from Mott the Hoople & Bad Company....
for this will be like gold - don't miss it!
at £15 are
now available - to order, email us at
info about how to buy by Credit Card will appear here within
a few days
Mick Ralphs tours
with Ian Hunter
Dates listed below
A show took place on Sunday 4th January
THE LAST FLING was held at
the Guildford Civic Hall in the UK
Bands featured were Judy
Tzuke - The Jones Gang
featuring Kenney Jones (Who) on drums,
front man Robert Hart,
bass Rick Wills (both from Bad Co), keyboards
player from Big Country,
2 guitarists (one from Bad Co -
Dave Bucket Colwell & one from Rod Stewart's band).
MC was the famous Bob
Harris also Quite a few celebs in the audience including Patti
Clapton & Geoff Whitehorn.
Top of the bill was Gary
Brooker's band (which is basically Clapton's band) including Andy
They had numerous guest singers
including Colin Bluntstone, Paul Jones, Alvin
Stardust, Leo Sayer .... oh yes... & EC.
Tickets now on sale
for Paul Rodgers Coarsegold,
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