Tuesday 03 November 2020....THE PRINCE OF WALES TOWNHOUSE
This press visit happened over a week ago but my tekky guy advised me to not to put it up while he was tweaking my website.
The Prince Of Wales Townhouse....press showcase...7pm to 9.30pm...
73 Dalling Road, Hammersmith , London W6.
Esher-based brewery operating a small chain of pubs in the south-east. The pub has been renamed from Rook's Nest to Prince of Wales Townhouse.
The venue has up to seven cask ales available plus 20+ keg beers and 3 ciders. Their other Big Smoke sites have a good CAMRA reputation so it is hoped in the course of time that this venue will also succeed.
The pub has an open kitchen, open brickwork, white tiling, and wood panelling painted green.
This used to be a pretty basic working class pub , but the new owners have given it a very nice facelift.
The previous customers would mainly be from the nearby Flora Gardens council estate so i presume the
new owners would like to keep them and attract a few more of the affluent local flat/house owners.
It is by the Ravenscourt Park end of King Street, just two mins from that main drag.
Hammersmith Apollo is maybe several minutes walk away and Shepherds Bush Empire is twice that.
They also have bed & breakfast accommodation upstairs.
We had a very nice three course meal each....this was mine.
Starters - Chilli & Garlic King Prawns
Mains - House Smoked Baby-Back Pork Ribs with fries & coleslaw
Dessert - Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream
We had wines and cocktails including espresso martinis and negronis.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Visit their website here for more info.
Posted 4th November 2020
Thursday 05 November 2020...Music news this week...
Thursday 05 November 2020.
Ken Hensley, ex-Uriah Heep, dead at 75. Ken Hensley, best known as Uriah Heep's keyboard player from 1970 to 1980, has died. He was 75. The sad news was delivered today by his brother.
I saw Ken with Uriah Heep seven times in the 1970s.
Happy Birthday to BRYAN ADAMS who is 61 today.
I have seen Bryan Adams live over 20 times.
I will be seeing him again at The Royal Albert Hall in 2021.
Happy Birthday to ART GARFUNKEL who is 79 today.
Friday 06 November 2020
06 Nov 1975 - It was 45 years ago today that The Sex Pistols played their debut show.
St Martin's College of Art, London
On 06 Nov 2005 I went to a 30th anniversary celebration at the same venue where Glen Matlock
unveiled the blue plague and The Paddingtons played a live set where Glen Matlock
joined them for "Pretty Vacant" , and 500 guests enjoyed free booze.
It was 50 years ago today - 06 Nov 1970
AEROSMITH played their debut show in Boston, Mass, USA.
SKY Arts 9pm - Brian Johnson meets Roger Daltrey
SKY Arts 10pm - Music Through The Lens (Rock Photographers ) - part 1 of 6
Just some of the photographers interviewed alongside Gered Mankowitz about their work in music include: Jill Furmanovsky, Kevin Westenberg, Terry OíNeill, Kevin Cummins, Bob Gruen, Rachel Wright, Deborah Feingold, Baron Wolman (sadly passed away this week), Neal Preston, Roger Sargent, Dean Chalkley, Tom Sheehan, Pooneh Ghana, Michael Zagaris, Mick Rock, Danny Clinch, Christie Goodwin, Albert Watson, Lynn Goldsmith and Rankin to name but a few. Sharing eye-opening insights from a musicianís viewpoint are Alice Cooper, Craig David, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Ziggy Marley, Lars Ulrich, (Metallica), Zara Larsson, Stefflon Don, Julian Lennon and Dizzee Rascal and many others.
BBC4 9pm to 11pm - Punk & New Wave Anthems
Saturday 07 November 2020.
SKY Arts 7.30pm to 9pm - The Who live in Kilburn, London 1977
I have seen The Who live around 30 times including three times with Keith Moon in 1975/1976
LEONARD COHEN sadly died four years ago today....07 Nov 2016...
I saw him in 1985 at Hammersmith Odeon then a few of his stunning comeback
shows in the decade before he passed away.
Lots of great clips up on YouTube from his official DVD that was recorded at The 02 Arena.
Happy Birthday to JONI MITCHELL who is 77 today
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions are held in America tonight.
Pretty great that T.Rex are one of the the inductees.
Hopefully some YouTube clips of the evening will appear over the next few days.
Sunday 08 November 2020
SKY Arts 9pm - The Rolling Stones live in Hyde Park, London 2013 ( I went to both their Hyde Park shows)
SKY Arts 10.15pm - David Bowie "Serious Moonlight " 1983 tour , Vancouver, Canada
I did not go to the Milton Keynes Bowl show on this tour but I did go to a special charity show at
Hammersmith Odeon on the same tour....the first and only time he came back there after his famous
Ziggy Stardust show at that venue in 1973.
Happy Birthday to ROY WOOD who is 74 today.
Roy was a member of The Move and then eventually formed Wizzard.
Wizzard at Hammersmith Palais in Sept 1973 was my first ever proper live gig.
08 Nov 2007...13 years ago today...
THE SEX PISTOLS played their first of five shows at Brixton Academy...I was at all five shows.
Posted 4th November 2020