Just back from my first visit to Vancouver for Wayne & Barbara’s wedding. Wow!
And just in time to experience the hottest day in Los Angeles, ever (?) !
I really loved being a part of Duran Duran ‘live’ when we performed for MTV unplugged in 1993. We preceded Nirvana; the band de jour!
Lamya is as fantastic as usual!
Listen to some mixes at the Duran Duran Jukebox. (I worked on the Liberty, Wedding and Thank You albums, plus a few other bits and bobs.)
“Visiting RCA Studio B in Nashville can be an eerie experience because the place has changed so little since the early 1960s, when the American sound engineer Bill Porter recorded 150 tracks by Elvis Presley, including the Transatlantic chart-toppers “It’s Now or Never”, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”, “Surrender” and “Good Luck Charm” on a then state-of-the-art three-track machine.”
From the London Independent newspaper on recording legend Bill Porter, who died this past July.
A very emotional time was had by all. Especially me. At 3:34, in my red shirt, you can see me playing the Hammond B3. I’m holding the note for Liza at the start. We rehearsed that note!
1:46 is my entrance! I’m on the piano.
November 1993 – Duran Duran – mtv unplugged – Warren was responsible for the great arrangement, and he directed us all through a week of rehearsal in Los Angeles, and then the live show in New York at Sony Studios. Nirvana followed us, and stole our flower set!
Seeing Lamya is really tough.
When did Cuba join the union?
Oh, what a lovely place this could be. Especially on a Friday when Malcolm might open the secret bar.