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Saturday 03 December 2022.

Friday 02 December 2022. SIR PETER BLAKE 90th Birthday Concert at The Royal Festival Hall. To mark Sir Peter Blake’s 90th birthday year, Paul Weller curates a line-up featuring Roger Daltrey, Baxter Dury, Noel Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde and Madness...and other surprise guests. Will Paul McCartney turn up to watch the show, or perform on stage? Tickets priced £75 to £120 all sold out pronto. Sir Peter Thomas Blake CBE ( born 25 June 1932) is an English pop artist. He co-created the iconic sleeve design for the Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" .His other works include the covers for two of The Who's albums, the cover of the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and the Live Aid concert poster. Blake also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette. ------------------ No real surprise that this ended up being a totally excellent evening. FIRST SET...7pm to 8.30pm. Before the bands came on, images of Sir Peter Blake art work were shown on the big screen. BAXTER DURY & band arrived on stage at 7.10pm and played for 20 mins....full electric set. Baxter certainly has some similiar attitude and lyrics to his sadly departed father. Five tracks played...I'm Not Your Dog,Slumlord,Pleasure, Miami, Cocaine Man. CHRISSIE HYNDE & band arrived on stage at 7.40pm and played for 20 mins...full electric set. Chrissie Hynde played a great set and is still looking like a foxy cool older rock chick. She said she had a crush on actor Dennis Waterman, then played his hit single...very random. I Go to Sleep (The Kinks cover) Don't Get Me Wrong (Pretenders song) 2,000 Miles (Pretenders song) Foxy Lady (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) I Could Be So Good For (Dennis Waterman cover) PAUL WELLER & band arrived on stage at 8.05pm and played for 25 mins...semi-acoustic set. A good set played, but sadly no Jam classics. The Soul Searchers Amongst Butterflies Gravity Out of the Sinking Broken Stones SECOND SET...9pm to 11pm. NOEL GALLAGHER & band arrived on stage at 9.05pm and played for 20 mins...semi-acoustic set. Noel played a great set, as it was four Oasis classics. Stand by Me (Oasis song) (First time sung by Noel since 1997 with Oasis. First time as a solo artist) Wonderwall (Oasis song) Live Forever (Oasis song) (First time sung by Noel since 2009 with Oasis. First performance in full as a solo artist in public.) Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis song) THE WHO arrived on stage at 9.35pm and played for 30 mins...semi-acoustic set. The Who played a superb set of gems. Substitute The Seeker Tattoo Behind Blue Eyes The Kids Are Alright Pinball Wizard Won't Get Fooled Again (Acoustic, Pete and Roger only) MADNESS arrived on stage at 10.15pm and played for 45 mins....full electric set. Big names playing tonight, but no doubt that Madness were the headliners. For all the other acts, the crowd remain seated, but for Madness everyone is up and dancing. They have their brass section and the big screen images they use on their usual gigs. An excellent greatest hits set. One Step Beyond (Prince Buster cover) Embarrassment The Prince NW5 My Girl The Sun and the Rain House of Fun Baggy Trousers Our House It Must Be Love (Labi Siffre cover) Encore: Madness (Prince Buster cover) Night Boat to Cairo Outro Tape - All You Need Is Love (The Beatles song) All the main artists gave an interview on stage for a few mins between sets on their love for Sir Peter Blake. Also Sir Bob Geldof gave a short interview on stage. Sir Peter Blake took the applause from his box seat, as he was not able to be on stage. Video messages came from Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Jarvis Cocker, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. Paul McCartneys keyboard player Wix Wickens was watching the show. All monies went to two charities including The Teenage Cancer Trust.