3.Rockpalast Rocknight 15.-16.September 1978
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The Rockpalast staff was able to engage the english Peter Gabriel and his band for a live appearance at the third Rockpalast-Festival in the Grugahalle in Essen. Gabriel is a well-known name in rock music; as co-founder, he was a singer with Genesis until 1975. In the three years since his separation from this band, he has received good notes on two LPs of his own, had some hits and made a successful tour through Europe and the USA. (Official Text)
Reflecting construction worker vests, builder's gloves and shaven heads count among some of the outer appearances of Peter Gabriel's band. With ladders as decoration and an appearance from the middle of the audience, he is trying to make his work as a rock musician transparent. After being with the mega undertaking Genesis, Gabriel for the first time questioned everything and did some thinking for himself.
Peter Gabriel was born on February 13th, 1950, in Cobham. In 1965, he played with his friend Tony Banks in the band 'The Garden Wall'; together with 'Anon' , the supergroup, 'Genesis', was formed. Gabriel, through his movements and dress, was the visual focus at Genesis. In order to follow his solo experiments, Peter Gabriel left Genesis in 1975, at the end of their 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' tour. In 1976, his first solo LP 'Peter Gabriel' was finished. He experimented with synthesizers, ethno sounds and worked with African musicians in his ensuing albums. His mega-seller, 'Sledgehammer' appeared in 1986, made popular through the video. More singles were taken from the album 'SO', as also the ballad 'Don't give up' with Kate Bush. Gabriel participated in many benefit concerts and took part in the tour 'Human Rights Now' (for the benefit of Amnesty International), together with Yousson N'Dour, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Bruce Springsteen. He has also made some soundtracks and appeared at the Woodstock 25th Anniversary spectacle.
Peter Gabriel - voc/piano
01 On The Air (5'57'') 02 Moribund The Burgermeister (4'35'') 03 Perspective (3'17'') 04 Here Comes The Flood (3'50'') 05 White Shadow (4'43'') 06 Waiting For The Big One (6'08'') 07 Humdrum (3'49'') 08 I Don't Remember (4'48'') 09 Solsbury Hill (4'40'') 10 Modern Love (4'03'') 11 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (5'00'')
Peter Gabriel (1977) Charisma 6369978 Peter Gabriel II (1978) Charisma 9124025 Peter Gabriel III (1980) Ein deutsches Album - Charisma 6302035 Peter Gabriel IV (1982) Charisma 6302201 Peter Gabriel IV Deutsches Album (1982) Charisma XPGCD4 Plays Live (1983) Charisma 812445 Birdy (1985) Charisma 0777 7 86468 2 2 SO (1986) Virgin 207587 Passion (1989) Geffen(The Last Temptation Of Christ) Shaking The Tree (1990) Geffen (SIXTEEN GOLDEN GREATS) Us (1992) Geffen Revisited (1992) Atlantic Secret World Live (1994) Geffen Ovo (2000) RealWorld/Virgin 849500 Long Walk Home (2002) RealWorld/Virgin (Soundtrack Rabbit-Proof Fence) Shaking The Tree (2002) RealWorld/Virgin (Sixteen Goleden Greats) UP (2002) RealWorld/Virgin Hit (2004) The Definitite Two CD Collection RealWorld/EMI Hit (2004) Die definitive DCD Kollektion Deutsche Ausgabe RealWorld/EMI Scratch My Back (2010) EMI New Blood (2011) EMI SO (2012) EMI 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 4 CD,2 DVD, 2 Vinyl Box And I'll Scratch Yours (2013) Real World/Warner
P.O.V. (1990) Virgin Music All About Us (1993) Geffen Secret World Live (1994) Geffen (DVD 2003) Me Baktabak (1994) Compilation (????) Atlantic More Than This (2003) Virgin DVD Growing Up (2003) Virgin DVD Play - The Videos (2004) Warner New Blood - Live In London (2011) Eagle DVD/BlueRay Secret World Live (2012) Eagle + Bonus Tracks Live In Athens 1987 (2013) Eagle Vision
Mick St. Michael
Peter Gabriel Photoalbum
Peter Gabriel An Authorized Biography
Peter Gabriel official
01. Interview Alvin Lee Ten Years Later
Paul Butterfield, an American singer and harmonica player, will be flying in with another band from the USA for his appearance at the Rockpalast-Feestival. This will be his first European concert. Paul Butterfield is one of the few authentic white blues musicians. To many music lovers in Germany, he will become a common term through his appearance in the presently-running movie, 'The Last Waltz'. - (Official Text).
An absolute pro with many years of stage experience, he plays solid blues. - Rock concert. He brought along guitarrist Buzzy Feiten and producer Jimmy Miller (Traffic, Stones, i.e.) and the concert was recorded with multi-track technology for a forthcoming live LP.
Paul Butterfield was born on December 17th, 1942, in Chicago. Already at a young age, he wrote black blues songs for himself as a singer and harmonica player. In 1965, with Elvin Bishop (g) and Mike Bloomfield (g), amongst others , the first edition of the 'Paul Butterfield Blues Band' was formed. The group very quickly changed itself from a traditional blues band to a modern blues rock group. After many line-up changes came the next step forward and influences from jazz and soul were worked in. The band became bigger and a brass section (with David Sanborn, sax, amongst others) was integrated into the band. With his new blues-rock big band, Butterfield appeared in Woodstock in 1970 and played a live LP. After further line-up changes, Butterfield dissolved the band in 1972. He did some solo projects and played with many people as studio musician until 1974. In the next years, Paul Butterfield was quiet. In 1978, he announced himself for the farewell performance from 'The Band' - The Last Waltz and to return to the Rockpalast concert. In 1980, he returned to his blues roots with the LP 'North South'.
Paul Butterfield died on May 4th, 1987, under mysterious circumstances.
Paul Butterfield - Voc/Harm
01 Fair Enough (4'37'') 02 One More Heartache (3'44'') 03 Fool In Love (5'17'') 04 New Walking Blues (5'13'') 05 It's Alright (5'05'') 06 Goin' Down (5'16'') 07 Born Under A Bad Sign (3'19'') 08 Just When I Needed You Most (4'48'') 09 Be Good To Yourself (9'50'')
The Butterfield Blues Band (1965) Elektra EKS-7294 East - West (1966) Elektra EKS-7315 Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabsha (1968) Elektra Live (1970) Elektra 62001 Better Days (1973) Bearsville 45515 It All Comes Back (1973) Rhino Original Lost Elektra Sessions (1995) Rhino Rides Again (1986) Amherst Strawberry Jam (1995) Winner East-west Live (1996) Winner Born In Chicago-best Of (1998)
Interview Paul Butterfield
Alvin Lee Ten Years Later is the third band that will be appearing live at the 3rd Rockpalast-Festival in the Essener Grugahalle. The Englishman, Alvin Lee, is counted as one of the best and most popular rock guitarists for over ten years. In 1966, he founded the group Ten Years After, which, within the next years and with intensive tours, became one of the best-known and best-paid groups ever. As of 1973, Alvin Lee appeared mostly as solo singer, released records and played concerts with different accompanying musicians. In the beginning of 1978, he once again formed a band, Ten Years Later, with whom he will also appear at the Festival. (Official Text)
Alvin Lee? You automatically think about the guitar with the peace symbol, Woodstock and 'Goin' Home'.
Alvin Lee was born in Nottingham on December 19th, 1944; in August of 1965, he formed the group Ten Years After. The name comes from his first meeting with Leo Lyons, ten jears after the birth of rock'n'roll. They had their first successes in England and the international breakthrough came after their fantastic appearance in Woodstock; 'Goin' Home' became their trademark. Their studio LPs had just restrained success; their strength lay in their live appearances. That's where Alvin
Lee could demonstrate
finger dexterity and enrich the mixture of boogie, rock'n'roll and blues with his high-speed playing. The live LP 'Recorded Live', from 1973, is proof of that. The ending for Ten Years After was to be a concert in the London Rainbow Theatre on March 22nd, 1974.
Alvin Lee - guit/voc
01 Gonna Turn You On (3'35'') 02 Help Me (8'27'') 03 Ain't Nothing Shakin' (14'03'') 04 Bass Boogie (6'50'') 05 Hey Joe (6'00'') 06 I'm Going Home (9'21'') 07 Choo Choo Mama (2'12'') 08 Rip It Up (1'43'') 09 Sweet Little Sixteen (2'25'') 10 Roll Over Beethoven (3'07'')
Alvin Lee (Solo, Ten Years Later, Company, AL Band):
Goin' Home - Live At The Marquee (2002) SPV Going Home - Live From London (2009) CHERRY RED Live at Fiesta City (2009) Fast Weste (H'ART) Live Performance 1975 (2012) Bellaphon Live at Rockpalast (2013) Sony Repertoire
Alvin Lee COM