Monday, October 01, 2007

Apollo Saturday night

Jerry Lee Lewis celebrated his 72nd birthday on Saturday by performing on stage with Solomon Burke at the Apollo Theatre. But by the sound of it, what should have been a night to remember was a bit of a let down. Jerry Lee and Solomon were supporting Bill Clinton's One campaign, which aims to get America's youth to take action about issues they care about. They apparently opened the show with Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On. But instead of perfoming a full set together they were just there as token oldies. The audience was made up of college kids, who have probably never heard of either of them, and the 'real' stars were Chris Rock, Bono, Shakira and Alicia Keys. Bill Clinton declined to play his sax it seems. Meanwhile Jerry Lee's sister Linda Gail was playing at the rather less well known Music Palace in Crouch End with her usual enthusiasm. For more on the One campaign read this:

Talking of the Apollo, I'm looking forward to an Apollo style soul review being held at The Forum on October 19 to mark 25 years of Kent records. Among those performing are Maxine Brown, Mary Love, Tommy Hunt, The Flirtations and Winfield Parker. An evening not to be missed I think.


At 10:17 am , Blogger Dave C said...

Anyone wishing to avoid the £6.60 mailorder charge for the purchase of a £22 ticket for this event should be aware of the following. Tickets maybe purchased for CASH with no extra charge not only at the Forum box office (opening hours noon to 6.00 pm on Saturdays) but also at the JAZZ CAFE 5, PARKWAY, CAMDEN TOWN, NW1
(10AM - 2PM & 3PM - 6PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY). (Please note: the opening hours are according to the sign outside the Forum and the Jazz Cafe website)

At 10:20 pm , Blogger Nick said...

Thanks Dave. I was shocked when I looked online and saw the outrageous extra charge. I'll take a trip to the Jazz Cafe for my tickets.


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