Friday, December 14, 2007

A good man gone.

Lost a musician friend yesterday to a heart attack at 49 .

Bruno was a friend I came upon (at least 10+ years ago)through Chris Bacon(wholigan guitarist) and Ray Harris (a one time wholigan bassist)and good friend.

Those 3 guys (along with singer Peter) were in a south Florida band in the late 70'/80's called Z-Cars who were very popular back then, and just recently in the summer had filmed a reunion concert/movie along with other popular Florida bands of the time including one with Johnny Depp.

The movie is due out soon.

+ see video below (featuring Bruno,Chris and Ray)

Bruno was keen to drum for The Wholigans at one time as he knew a lot of Who songs as he played them in zcars, and we met a number of times over the years and even played in Miami/FtLauderdale.

Bruno wasn't a close close friend but he meant a lot to Ray and Chris, and through them I met a great guy ....and any friend of those guys is a friend of mine.

Bruno I'll miss you man, I hope they have a bloody ceasar waitng backstage at the great gig in the sky for you.

A night at the Agora on youtube...a documentary on Florida bands of the late 70's early 80's. Look for Chris,Ray & Bruno.

Ironically Bruno is the last one commenting on the video.
"You cannot escape the black hole of rock n roll"

Friday, December 07, 2007

New blog title photo

As you can see up above I've changed the photo.
Yes I KNOW I'm looking older now, but hell what do you want ? ;\ it's been 25 years++++
Those photo's were taken around 1981-2-3ish (I'm not sure)
I'm going to change the photo title perodically, to show The Wholigans over the years.

ps:the guy on the right is wassisname?
ooh I can't remember?
you's that little singer fella who's in that orrible band from sheperds bush innit ?
who is ee again ?

1986-7ish ? or so
Rock n roll Heaven Toronto 'Who are you'

btw: I was messing arond today and marked some of my favourite video's/songs on youtube today.
The video's run from Sinatra to Sabbath , so be prepared.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Finally !

Click photo to see larger image.
I've been sent some photo's from Germany.

Best viewed as slideshow on full page.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Nowt to de with The Who like....(mehbees a little bit) crackin short that mind !
....but ye canna gan rang wi some Lindisfarne ya bugga !
Update 8.20pm Wednesday Dec 5th
Wolfgangsvault added a Lindisfarne concert after I mailed them about not having any,and lo and behold they put some up ! :)

'Fog on the Tyne' 1971.........old grey whistle test

Geordie heroes through and through :)
by ....those were the days.

'Clear White Light' 25th anniversary at Newcastle City hall 1995.
Unfortunately I missed this one, but just watching it makes me feel like I was there.:)

'We can swing together' 1978
TRIVIA.....there is a connection between Lindisfarne and The Who. was a famous concert played together, what was it ?
The prize is a pat on the back (nee lookin at the concert years tour book!!!!)
Kahll yersel a Who fan,ye shood knaa this one man !
Last one , gets a roond in !
The ansaa is at the bottom fer all ye daft clarts !

Geordies only, others enter at own risk!

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle(local paper) talks aboot mesel.
(that's myself in English)...

Trivia answer
TV show 'The Spot' featuring The Wholigans 2005 (scroll to the right for more or just push play)
Mute The Wholigans '' player (above) before playing these video's
These video's will play back to back for at least 3 hours