Wednesday, December 9, 2015

On This Day 09 December

Here comes the brilliance!
1964 09 December On This Day Jimmy Page at Brill Building
AUDIO: Here Comes the Night (Lulu)  Soundcloud
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Coventry, England at Coventry Locarno Ballroom
  • 1983 Jimmy Page ARMS Charity Concert Tour - New York at Madison Square Garden (day 2)
  • 1984 Jimmy Page The Firm - London, England at Hammersmith Odeon  (day 2) 
The Brill Building is famous for its music industry tenants.

Text from Jimmy Page's website:
I visited the Brill Building in New York.
I arrived in New York today in 1964, in transit to Los Angeles as a guest of Bert Berns and his wife Ilene. It was my first time in the US. Bert was a legendary R&B producer and songwriter for Atlantic Records who was responsible for countless hits including The Isley Brothers' Twist & Shout, Irma Franklin's Piece of My Heart and Solomon Burke’s Everybody Needs Somebody. During my stay Bert took me to the legendary Brill Building and Atlantic Records where I met Jerry Wexler, Nesuhi Ertegun and Tom Dowd. When people visit America, the very first port of entry always has a lasting effect on them. It certainly did for me, feeling the energy of New York and being introduced to these musical icons.
I had first met Bert when he came over to England. Atlantic Records were being distributed by Decca in the UK at the time. It was a pretty unique situation to have a producer come over from the States to work with in-house artists. One of the sessions that Bert did in London was Here Comes the Night with Lulu, which he was also to produce with them. Lulu’s version was recorded in Decca Studios in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead. She sings a really credible version, which is worth hearing. I played guitar on this and also did some guitar overdubs on it.
The show is interrupted after the first three songs by an IRA bomb scare.  Although authorities attempted to clear the building, many in the audience just took it as an opportunity to score closer positions to the stage.

Later, during Dazed and Confused, Jimmy Page lost his grip on his bow and it flew out into the crowd.

"On the ARMS tour I realized the fans wanted me back."
~ Jimmy Page, as quoted by Dave Lewis

How could he have ever thought otherwise?  

1983 Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, ARMS MSG

1983 Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, ARMS MSG
Full Circle, written by Gene Clark in 1972, refers to a wheel of fortune and the unpredictable nature of fame and fortune. It was released initially by Clark exclusively in The Netherlands, but is probably more known for its inclusion on the Byrds' 1973 reunion album, and has been covered by a number of musicians.

We'll be coming around to a full circle in 2016.

1984 Jimmy Page / The Firm Hammersmith Odeon London
What exquisite torture it was waiting for this concert. What frustration it was if you were one of the many millions who couldn't be there.

2007 09 December - getting ready for the concert of the century

♪  Cadillac (Jimmy Page/The Firm, Hammersmith Odeon 1984) YouTube
♪  The Full Circle (Jimmy Page/The Firm, Hammersmith Odeon 1984) YouTube
♫  Pre-show, interviews, concert footage (Jimmy Page/The Firm, Hammersmith Odeon London 1984) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube

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