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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

Frans Steensma for BtP, 12 October 1998


A very fit-looking Gary Brooker stole the show in a completely sold-out Paradiso last Sunday. The power in his voice had to be heard to be believed. His a capella singing at the beginning of Ooh Poo Pah Doo was the highlight of the evening. An extra mention must go to Albert Lee and Martin Taylor who fought out a historical guitar battle in Tear It Up.

The Facts

Paradiso, Amsterdam (11 October 1998, two concerts)

Players: Bill Wyman (bass)
Gary Brooker (piano, vocals)
Georgie Fame (organ, vocals)
Beverley Skeete (vocals)
Albert Lee (guitar)
Martin Taylor (guitar)
Frank Mead (horns)
Nick Payn (horns)
Graham Broad (drums)
Melanie Redmond & Keeley Coburn (backing vocals)

According to Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor (guitar) dropped out just before the tour started due to 'personal problems'.

Setlist (first concert)

Motorvatin' Mama
Too Late (GB lead vocal)
Ring My Bell
Melody
Stagger Lee (GB lead vocal)
Anyway The Wind Blows
Walking On My Own
Green River
Spooky
Walking One & Only
Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (GB lead vocal)
Ooh Poo Pah Doo (GB lead vocal)
Train Train
He's A Real Gone Guy
Tear It Up
Rock & roll medley (inc Bony Moronie, Do The Handjive, Tequila) (GB- lead vocal)
Good Golly Miss Molly (GB lead vocal)

Thanks, Frans!


Tour dates 1998 More writings at BtP from Frans Steensma

Same band, same venue, same writer: April 2000


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