Hall Of Fame
I have gone to some pretty good concerts in my time, and have also been underwhelmed on occasion. Here are the three best concerts I have experienced.
- Yes (1973). Rumour has it that the band also recognise this concert as a high point. Mother Earth (featuring Renee Geyer) were the support act.
- AC/DC, Finch, Farm (1974). One of our (Farm's) worst performances that year, but AC/DC (with Bon Scott) were magnificent.
- Leonard Cohen (2012). Yes, I was taken by surprise as to how good this concert was.
I am jealous of my sister in England, who was taken by her husband (also a bass player) to see my favourite lineup of King Crimson in 1973 (including Jamie Muir and Bill Bruford). If I had been there I'm sure it would have made it into my top three. Her comment - "It was very loud".
Also on this page I honour musicians who have influenced and inspired me over the years.
I have a particular admiration for musicians who are capable of writing, recording and producing complete works with little or no outside assistance.
Double click on any artist to open up their official web site or their Wikipedia listing.
All-round musiciansPaul McCartney, Neal Morse, George Young.
Encouragement award: Brett Domino.
BassistsJames Jamerson, Mick Karn, Bernard Edwards, John Entwistle, Jeff Berlin, Tony Levin, Jaco Pastorius, Jack Bruce.
GuitaristsJim Moginie, Keith Richards.
- Thomas Dolby (One Of Our Submarines just bristles with unique textures)
- Patrick Moraz (for his work on Relayer)
- Benny Andersson (listen to his atmospheric synthesiser layers on The Day Before You Came)
Female VocalistsAretha Franklin, Connie Mitchell (for her work in Primary), Suze DeMarchi.
Dishonourable mention: Jan Terri. (It's quite catchy - reminds me of some of the budget session work I did in the '80's).
Male VocalistsGlenn Hughes, Steve Marriott.
Dishonourable mention: This guy.