Tag: Hammersmith

  • An Alternative best of Stevie Ray Vaughan 

    An Alternative best of Stevie Ray Vaughan 

    Has it really been twenty five years since Stevie Ray Vaughan died? Sadly yes. One of the greatest guitar players of any generation died on 27 August 1990 after the helicopter that was carrying him went down in fog, killing all on board. In the UK the newspaper headlines told me “Eric Clapton Helicopter Crash” […]

  • First Gig – Dio and Denzil the Dragon at The Hammersmith Odeon: May 1986

    First Gig – Dio and Denzil the Dragon at The Hammersmith Odeon: May 1986

    I’m sure we all have memories of our first time…the butterflies in your stomach, the nervous feeling as you wondered what it would be like, would it go well, would it be fun? Would you be “safe”… First gigs are A Big Thing in your life after all. My first gig was to see Dio […]