Barry bumps into… Pete Brown
Well,I first met Pete in London, towards the end of the magical Sixties! He lived in an apartment near Marble Arch where you could always find a variety of musicians. Petes band at that point was Battered Ornaments but that association was to end controversionally. However, his reputation was by then assured, due to his songwriting with Jack Bruce, for the legendary Cream.
Meeting for a late lunch at Pissarro’s, I was impressed with how fit Pete looks. He is a keen swimmer and recently swam a number of metres in one session, which I can only dream about!
Music-wise,Pete contributed the majority of the lyrics to Procol Harums “Novum” album, which achieved success earlier this Year. His biog movie,”White Rooms+Imaginary Westerns” is nearing a distribution deal and will feature Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, from Cream and people like Martin Scorsese. As is a documentary featuring the celebrated guitarist Davy Graham-Pete is the host in this film, which includes interviews with myself and the Hastings blues guru Alan King.
An exciting future project is “Cream Unplugged”, which may well offer an opportunity to re-interpret some of those wonderful, timeless Cream songs. Involved in this will be Malcolm Bruce and hopefully, Eric Clapton.
As a Charity gig promoter, I hope to feature Pete live in Hastings soon, his 2015 St Leonards performance is still fondly remembered by all who enjoyed it!
Barry Taylor – October 2017
photo source: The RSO treatment http://www.brothersgibb.org/reports-the-rso-treatment.html
Alan Esdaile… The man behind the music. Without him we might not have seen Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Tommy and others materialise. R.I.P Robert Stigwood
Matt Thomas… Wasn’t he behind a lot of ABBA’s success as well?
Alan Esdaile… Not sure about Abba Matt but I think he was behind the Evita film.
Matt Thomas… Looking into it i think he may have just been behind Abba-The Movie!!
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Philip John… Do do do do dum dum dum do- do great opening riff, you know exactly what’s comeing next — with Cream: Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton at In my office, I’ve been hoarding this lot for years & thought it’s about time to share it. .
Mick Mepham…. About time too Philip! Great stuff….
Carol Ann Bolton… Jack Bruce has such a distinctive voice. I’ve always liked Cream from the first time I heard them.
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