Miles, Jimi, Gil... and all the rest is history / Miles, Jimi, Gil... e il resto e' storia
Music is my mistress, she is with me all the time. I've been an avid fan since I was a pre-teenager. My first rock concert
has been an afternoon gig by Brian Auger quartet (unfortunately without Julie Driscoll). Gary Boyle, Dave Ambrose and
Clive Thacker were the band members and the gig took place in Gambettola, late May or early June 1970. The location
was just 20 kms from my home, so I went with my tiny motorbike. In 1970 I went in Paris (by train) for 20 days, early
September. There I saw the Rolling Stones live, just three days after Jimi Hendrix's death in London. Buddy Guy &
Junior Wells were opening for the Rolling Stones. Their set lasted 30 minutes or so and for the last two numbers mr.
Eric Clapton (my hero, then) walked on stage to play with Buddy & Junior. Unbelievable. Twelve months after my Paris
trip, I took my first plane and I went to England for a two weeks vacation. Tons of music including a free concert by
Jack Bruce in Hyde Park (a picture I took that afternoon has been used by Polydor, uncredited, for their Harmony Row
2003 CD reissue). The same afternoon I took also pics of King Crimson and some of them have been used, fully
credited, in a recent beautiful King Crimson mega box called Sailors' Tales. All the pics i took that afternoon in Hyde
Park can be found here: http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/hyde-park-9-4-71.html
This is the first part of a very long story. Hope to be able to meet you all and tell you the rest ;-)))
My Jazz Story
My advice to new listeners: Listen, listen, listen.