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The past by way of the future

Posted in Bill Nelson, Music by Tony C on November 1, 2008

For me one guitarist stands out above all others…forget the two Jimmys, Eric and Carlos, I’ve always preferred Yorkshire’s first and probably only guitar hero.  And today I’m going to see something I never thought I’d witness; Bill Nelson playing live…but not only that rumour has it he’ll be, along with a band formed specially for the occasion called The Gentlemen Rocketeers, playing a full set of material ‘from the past’.  This cryptic pronouncement probably means Be Bop Deluxe and who knows maybe Red Noise and typical of the man it’ll be a one off never to be repeated treat for those present.  He’ll also be performing material he’s written specifically for the event and if he runs out of ideas, which he doesn’t, there’s always the sixty plus other albums he’s made to fall back on.

I’m sat on the train travelling to York now and it and seems in it’s own way rather like a pilgrimage.

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