03.12.15 - I'm happy to say that I finally attended Greg Ridley Tribute Concert. As soon as I have some time (sorry), I'll write a review of the event, also including lots of photos of most of the acts that played there. Hey, I finally met some of his heroes in person! Clem Clempson, Geoff Britton, Ken Hensley, Graham Foster, Steve Emery, and others! A dream come true!
03.12.11 - Following Greg Ridley's death, his friends musicians have organized a tribute concert to be held in Spain (see link below for more details). It'll be held in Benissa, near Javea, on Sunday 14th of December.
I've just got confirmation from Clem Clempson that he'll travel to play in the concert. Other people appearing will be:
From my Olympus list:
This is a link to a website with updated info about
the concert, ticket sales, list of players, etc.: http://www.javea24hrs.com/gregridley/index.html.
03.11.19 - I'm very sad to announce that Greg Ridley, bassist in Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie or Strange Brew has died today, here in Spain. A very powerful player, with a great presence onstage. He's mentioned in my pages about Clem Clempson, Bobby Tench, Mike Kellie, Tim Hinkley, Cozy Powell, Keith Boyce (all of them played in bands with Steve), as well as sharing album credits with Pat Donaldson. Special thanks to Lynda Crockett.
This is a link to Greg's official site, so everyone
who wants can write a tribute to him: http://www.gregridley.com/.
03.11.18 - Another member of my Olympus
has left us: keyboardist, composer and arranger Michael
Kamen. I first heard of him, appearing in David Bowie's live album
'David Live'. Next thing was appearing in Roger Waters album and tour in
1984. Since then, he worked mostly composing fabulous soundtracks, but
also acting as orchestra arranger and conductor for his friend Eric Clapton,
or in the orchestral album by Metallica, 'S&M". My page about him is
quite incomplete anyway, based only on his rock projects, as it's a hard
task trying to compile the list of all his soundtracks.
03.11.12 - Tony Thompson, the very powerful
drummer in Chic and The Powerstation, has died today. Well, half of Powerstation
has died in less than 2 months... (Robert Palmer was their original singer).
Tony Thompson played with the reformed Led Zeppelin in the 80s, and I thought
he was perfect for the job, no matter what many people thought.
03.11.05 - Bobby Hatfield, half of duo Righteous
Brothers (along with Bill Medley) has left us today. I always enjoyed their
03.09.26 - As with Robert Palmer, we've
had another loss today. Guitar virtuoso Shawn Lane has passed away. I love
his albums with Jonas Hellborg (especially 'Elephant talk', with Kofi Baker),
MVP (the album 'Centrifugal funk' is simply incredible), as well as some
of his solo albums, such as 'Powers of Ten'. He was only 40.
03.09.26 - Great singer Robert Palmer has
sadly died today in Paris. He was singer in Alan Bown Set, Dada, Vinegar
Joe and Powerstation, as well as developing a succesful solo career. He
is mentioned in my pages about Steve
York, Tim Hinkley, Rob
Tait, Conrad Isadore,
John Hawken, Junior
Marvin and Keef Hartley.
03.08.18 - Johnny Cash, a legend of country
music, has passed away today. The first song I heard by him was his biggest
hit 'Ring of fire'. Then, I bought his live album from San Quentin,
and I also enjoyed his contribution to Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline"
album: that beautiful duet in 'Girl from the North Country', where
I could enjoy the contrast of both voices.
03.09.07 - Another sad loss. Singer Warren
Zevon has left us today. He was author to many hits for himself and other
people, such as Linda Ronstadt. His most known song is 'Werewolves of
London', but my favourite one was 'Charlie's Medicine'.
03.08.18 - Tony Jackson, fantastic vocalist
and bassist in my beloved The Searchers in their best period, has died
03.07.25 - Another member of Iron Butterfly
has died. This time is founding member Erik Braunn, best remembered for
their hit 'In-a-gadda-da-vida'.
03.06.06 - Dave Rowberry, who replaced Alan
Price as organist in The Animals, was found dead today. He had previously
played in The Mike Cotton Sound. He played in sessions with Phil Palmer,
Phil Chen, Nick South, Clem Cattini, Ed Deane, and can be found in my pages
about Tim Hinkley, Ed
Spevock and Jim Frank.
03.05.30 - Another mythical producer has
died: the great Mickie Most. He worked with many artists in his record
label Rak, and he used to have Cozy Powell as
the house drummer in many of those early productions. He is mentioned in
my pages about Kevin Westlake,
John Hawken, Jeff
Beck, Aynsley Dunbar.
03.05.11 - Another legend leaves us: Noel
Redding, bassist from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. He also played in Fat
Mattress with Mick Weaver. He already appeared in my pages about Don
Airey, Paul Young,
Mike Finnigan, Ken Laws,
Cozy Powell, Neil Murray,
03.05.07 - Exquisite, great guitarist Martin
Jenner has died today. He played in sessions with some of the Olympus musicians:
Chris Mercer, Mick
Weaver, Graham Jarvis, Mel Collins, Mo Foster, Mark Griffiths, Dave
Mattacks, Eric Clapton, Dann Huff, Pete Wingfield, Andy Bown, Dyan Birch,
Chas Cronk, Ray Jackson, Steve Gregory, Morris
Pert, Liza Strike, Albert Lee, Clive Chaman, Pat
Donaldson, Dave Markee, Simon Phillips, Henry Spinetti, Jim
Gannon, Pete Solley, Gary Taylor, Katie
Kissoon, John Lingwood, Tim
Renwick, Geoff Whitehorn,
Richard Brunton, Hugh
Burns, John G. Perry, Barry St. John, Phil Palmer, Mike Piggott, Ian Bairnson,
Max Middleton, Dick Morrissey, and a long etcetera. He also played in the
solo album by the great, late Jim
03.04.20 - Again, personal commitments don't
allow me to find free time to work in the website. Checking my mail is
also a task that I can't do too often now, sadly. The messages are being
received and welcomed, but I won't be able to reply them for a while, so
I just can ask for patience. Thanks to all the people who writes me. I'll
reply to you, sooner or later...
03.04.17 - Added a new musician in The Musicians'
Olympus, the first proper addition in 3 years (sorry, guys and gals): superb
bassist Steve York. His resume
looks like a rock encyclopedia. He has played with hundreds of great players.
Please, check it out.
03.04.16 - I've revamped the musicians indexes,
as they've grown a lot, so I've added shortcuts to initial letters, etc.
I hope you'll find it useful.
03.04.15 - I need to make a change in the website, as I'm keeping many almost-finished pages hidden. Some pages have been "in the works" for 3 years (this is the case for my pages on Don Airey, Rudy Sarzo, or Bernie Marsden, just to name a few ones). So, the time to make them (almost) all available has come! These are the new pages added, organized by instrument:
Vocals: Reuben Archer, Aliki Ashman, Caroline Attard, Graham Bell, Jess Cox, Noosha Fox (aka Susan Traynor), Mick Greenwood, Keith Murrell.
Guitar: Herbie Armstrong, Dave Ball, Robbie Blunt, Richard Brunton, Jim Cregan, Jim Gannon, Brian Godding, Micky Keene, John Knightsbridge, John Lockton, Bernie Marsden, Junior Marvin (aka Junior Kerr, aka Junior Hanson), Ray Minhinnet, Geoff Nicholson, Barry Reynolds, Ray Russell, Steve Simpson, John Turnbull, Victor Unitt, Larry Wallis, Dave Wendells, Kenny Young, Ivan Zagni.
Bass: Jim Avery, Andy Brown, Louis Cennamo, Andy Colquhoun, Ian Ellis, Tony Franklin, Colin Gibson, Paul Gurvitz, Chas Hodges, Bruce Lynch, Tex Makins, Rocky Newton, Tony Reeves, Bob Ronga, Rudy Sarzo.
Keyboards: Don Airey, Derek Austin, Brian Chatton, Rod Edwards, Morgan Fisher, Charlie Hart, Tim Hinkley, Jimmy Horowitz, Jimmy Lascelles, Gary Moberley, Chris Parren, Virgil Weber.
Violin: Dave Arbus.
Drums: Ron Berg, Keith Boyce, Craig Collinge, Jim Frank, Bryson Graham, Steve Hopgood, Conrad Isadore, Ken Laws, Mac Poole, Alan Rushton, Jeff Seopardie, Ed Spevock, Rob Tait, Pete Thompson, Adrian Tilbrook, Kevin Westlake.
Percussion: Speedy Acquaye, Nana Tsiboe.
Horns: Ron Caines, Dave Caswell, Keith Gemmell, Lyle Jenkins, Jack Lancaster, Bernie Living, Mike Paice, Raf Ravenscroft, Dave Winthrop.
So, you can see I haven't been idle. Most of the
texts are finished (even if some need to be updated: guys like Jim Cregan,
Bernie Marsden, Steve Simpson, Don Airey, Tony Franklin, Morgan Fisher
and Tony Reeves keep themselves very busy), but I haven't had time to scan
album covers, photos from magazines, etc. I just hope you'll find them
03.03.27 - Another musician from my Olympus
list has left us today: great guitarist Chris Michie, who played with Van
Morrison for some years. A great loss, I must say.
03.03.13 - Ian Samwell has died today. Samwell
worked with Cliff Richard in his early days, but also was a famed producer,
having worked with Bobby Tench and Aynsley
Dunbar, among others. He was in my list of producers to pay tribute
in my site.
03.02.23 - Howie Epstein, bassist from Tom
Petty & The Heartbreakers, has died. A very solid player.
03.01.12 - Maurice Gibb, from Bee Gees,
has died today. I always enjoyed them, especially their 70s albums.
03.01.11 - Another legendary musician has
died. He's Mickey Finn, who was part of T. Rex. It seems this band has
some black legend, as several of their musicians have died.
03.01.01 - HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! Again,
a new year in The Musicians' Olympus. As you'll have noticed, 2002 was
a year when I couldn't work in my site, so let's hope this one will let
me have more free time to dedicate to it.
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