Posts by hackney

    Bill that sounds like a nighty tasty snack indeed! I was made aware of a great Tex Mex band out of San Antonio a couple of years ago called Los Lonley Boys. They were voted best Rock Band at the festival there, I played their self titled debut album to death that summer. But the question is, where's the follow-up record?

    Regards, John

    Thanks Bassboy for those updates. I hope I can add a liitle more.

    Pete Goalby went out to the States on New Years Eve to meet Blackmore with the promise of joining Rainbow, but never actually played a gig with them.

    Terry Rowley has a bar in Spain where he performs for his customers (to backing tracks he laid down himself, of course) and according to Mel, Johnny Jones is still working the clubs as a singer/comedian under the name of Johnny Moon!

    Regards, John

    Hey Frank, You are a living examole of what I'm talkin about!
    I had no idea that you looked like that!!!
    My boy Alex is gonna put me on in the next few days.
    Thanks for that.

    Best regards, John

    Over the past year, I've made some really kind aquaintances (although anonymous) on GHPG.
    I often wonder who I'm talking to online.
    How do folks feel about posting their pictures on the personal profile section of the site so that we can get more of a 'feel' for our new found friends? It needn't be mandatory.

    Regards, John

    Hello Grace, couldn't agree more! Although this last time, it was a nother pal of Mel's that said he had tickets but when it came to it he never bought them.
    But the t-shirt idea is a good one and I'm sure Mel will pee himself when I tell him:lol:


    Hi James , it's good to have an opinion isn't it!
    It was interesting that Jeff Beck only did 3 shows in Britain – the Brum one was two thirds full – clearly his vast army of devotees weren't that keen to put their money where there mouth is . . .

    We all know what the guy is capable of, and his status as a leading rock guitarist is not in doubt, but what we witnessed was of interest to a very limited audience in my opinion.

    Hi Chuck, You ain't kidding about these Jeff Beck officianardos!
    Herewith a letter to the editor about the review my collegue posted in Wednesday's edition:eek:

    "Subject: Simon Penfold is an idiot.
    Importance: High

    His review of the Buddy Guy/Jeff Beck show at the NIA could give entirely the wrong impression of a gig clearly thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended, bar him. He is obviously one of those people out to make a name for himself by being controversial.
    We travelled from Hampshire just to see this gig. Buddy Guy was a bonus, but in all honesty I would have preferred 2-3 hours of Jeff since he plays live so rarely and he is pure magic every time. Our only disappointment is that he is so shy that he rarely, if at all, speaks to the audience.
    Reviews such as that given by that idiot Penfold, if read by Jeff, might influence any decision to perform again and if that happened music would be far poorer for his absence. He is a total genius and can't help the fact that he is very shy. It's a shame but it's like telling someone scared of heights to climb a mountain - if you can't, you can't and we accept him as he is. Penfold clearly wasn't familiar with Jeff's compositions, or a fan of his style of playing or he would not have claimed to be bored. We were riveted from start to finish and could listen to him for hours. He is the coolest man alive.
    Sure Buddy Guy had a great rapport with the audience - walking around in the aisles and chatting in between songs - but although he's a great player he didn't actually play much. Jeff is an absolute master of his instrument and his compositions have great emotion - to describe his performance as sterile is as far from the truth as it is possible to get. His performance was merely through his guitar and not through his voice. 2 unpaid days off work, a several hundred mile round trip getting lost going in and out of Birmingham, and a night in a hotel was worth every penny to see the master play. We've seen many a great guitar player but every time we see Jeff he blows us away. Your reviewer is talking rubbish, just to make a name for himself."

    Oh dear, oh dear!

    See what you mean

    Hey fella, I just went to the site and reading the 'description' on the first page, and being a member of the great British press it looks like censorship gone mad anyway!
    Thanks for taking care of business for me friend.

    Cheers John:lol:

    Went to see Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy at the NIA in Birmingham last night. Was going to meet up with Mel Galley who also thought that he had tickets (you might recall from 'Mel's Answers', that he cited Beck as one of his influences) but got let down at the last minute. How lucky he was! I went with a pal from work who was reviewing the show for the paper. Buddy Guy was support and his performance was really enjoyable, for a fella approaching 70, his connection with the crowd was superb. He said he wished he could play all night – after 30 minutes of Beck so did we!!
    I didn't know what to expect but in my opinion his jazz/avant guarde solos were full of technique and little else, a real let down.
    I've never left a show early in 45 years of concert going, maybe I'm getting too old but this was pure crap!

    Hi Alison, belated Happy Birthday! Thanks for hi-lighting ''. If you search 'Trapeze', you'll see some pix of Mel Galley wearing a white silk suit that I believe Glenn gave to him from his Deep Purple daze (sic)! Also there are some pix of Trapeze in the 4-piece line-up after Glenn left – ie: with Pete Wright (bass) and Rob Kendrick (guitar). Ahh the memories!!! :lol: