WHERE WAS I LAST NIGHT?
Posted 15 November 2006on:
At the UK Music Hall of Fame
Just because I’m the booba on the blog, doesn’t mean I don’t like to be with it
Jazzy B inducted James Brown, the godfather of soul. My word can he still perform and shake it all about to I Feel Good… he was fantastic. Really fit.
Roger Taylor of Queen inducted Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page accepted the award. A new group called Wolfbaby or Wolfman on the Run (not sure who they were) played Communication Breakdown; I was kinda hoping for Stairway to Heaven… hmmm
James Morrison (cool, cute) inducted Rod Stewart who wasn’t present, but spoke to us live from LA… may the dear man stay there. (Oh Val, name dropping… his current Penny Lancaster lived two days from me and I know her brother). Well James Morrison performed First Cut is the Deepest and imho, a million times better than dear old Rod.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd inducted Brian Wilson… he really is getting on, bless him. Brian Wilson performed with an orchestra G-d Only Knows and Good Vibrations… that was a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
My real real real reason for being there. Dave Stewart (ex Eurythmics) and an American songwriter inducted Bon Jovi… the audience were in an uproar. All the artists had people televised to pay them tribute, and BJ had, amongst others, Bill Clinton. Jon Bon Jovi was sitting in the front row and we could see him so easily from our seats.
They performed three songs, which was one more than I expected… the acoustic version of Living on a Prayer, Dead or Alive and It’s My Life… awesome, wicked, magnificent, superb… all the superlatives I can think… that man is heaven, plus Richie has lost some weight since I saw him in the summer.
Josh Stone inducted the late great Dusty Springfield and Patty Labelle and Lola Hendrix accepted her induction. Patty Labelle knocked out one of Dusty’s great hits, but sadly I’ve forgotten which one and then Josh Stone belted out Son of a Preacher Man.
I had no idea Prince was being inducted too and I was so excited… two of my ab fab favs in one night. He was inducted by Beyonce, but I was gutted, he didn’t perform. He said his band was in Las Vegas and I don’t think he liked to perform without them, but he spoke beautifully and sincerely from the heart. It was still awesome to see him and I find Prince exceedingly erotic.
The final inductee was Sir George Martin. He asked a friend to speak about him… Gordon Brown, not a wise move, but no doubt he didn’t know about the increase in the Bank Rate when he invited him… there was quite a lot of booing and hissing. The grande finale conducted by an 80 year old Sir George Martin was brilliant… everyone else had rejected the Beatles, not him.
All in all a wonderful evening… I just adore Bon Jovi… like you couldn’t guess and I actually fancy Prince. It will be on Channel 4 Thursday evening and More4 or 4More whatever on Saturday.
Now how do I get to see Vincent in the flesh????