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Wednesday 14 February 2024.

Tuesday 13 February 2024....I was at two very nice events in SE1 tonight... Several well known faces at both of them. Both events had a massive crowd of around 500 guests. 6.30pm to 8.45pm. YOKO ONO - MUSIC OF THE MIND- private view - Tate Modern , London SE1. Over 200 items are on display at this paid ticket exhibition. The exhibition will look at the significance of Yoko's career before and after her famed relationship with John Lennon....which includes her artwork and films. YOKO ONO is not here as she is too frail to travel at her age of nearly 91. YUXI WANG was here. Guests here included BOBBY GILLESPIE, TRACEY EMIN, GRAYSON PERRY, PRINCESS JULIA, DANIEL LISMORE, PAM HOGG , NINA MYSKOW. I could not resist to write www.raysgigs.com on the graffiti wall. Long time celebrity photographer RICHARD YOUNG was here snapping away. Complimentary wines ,beers and nibbles for all the guests. then 10pm to 12.30pm Press Night Party for JUST FOR ONE DAY - THE LIVE AID MUSICAL at Sea Containers London SE1. I had a ticket for the show but will have to see it another time as I was at the Yoko Ono event earlier. I was at Live Aid in 1985 , and I always tell folks it was the best gig of the 7000 plus gigs I have seen. The show itself was at The Old Vic Theatre, and runs until 30 March. We have stunning views from this lovely venue of The River Thames at night Guests here included BOB GELDOF , MIDGE URE PETE TOWNSHEND, LENNY HENRY , ALAN YENTOB, BEVERLEY KNIGHT, ROACHFORD TREVOR HORN, BARRY McGUIGAN, TOM FLETCHER (McFly). I had nice chats with BOB GELDOF and ROACHFORD There is a DJ and several folks are dancing. Lots of complimentary drinks and food including Taittinger champers , two different Gin cocktails , wines ,beers, juices, bowl food , cartons of fish n chips , canapes and desserts. See my Facebook page for some photos and videos of both events.