Might seem like random – and – Buddy Guy


This might seem random … but there is a reason. I just heard that an old friend of mine who used to work on our promotion in Germany many years ago is poorly. Her colleague sent me this picture to remind me of old days. And it struck me probably nobody has seen this in recent times. It’s a moment in Munich in December 1980, when we were being presented with a gold disc (one of many, thanks to these guys’ hard work) for sales in Germany (on Electrola, as it was). This shows – left to right – Werner Pöppel, Gaby Zangerl, me, a very youthful Jim Beach, Jochen Krauss, who sent me the pic, Freddie, John and Roger. Obscured behind Freddie is Paul Prenter, now known to you all as a character in a film, and something of a bad guy, although, of course, he wasn’t ALL bad ! Biopic movies are always, necessarily, a montage of simplifications (otherwise the film would be years long and unwatchable !) But hopefully distilled in a responsible way to tell a decent story – and a zoom in.

Gold Disc presentation - Munich
Gold Disc Presentation – Munich – photo via Jochen Krauss
Gold Disc Presentation - Munich
Gold Disc Presentation – Munich – photo via Jochen Krauss

Just one more before I turn in. I’m lost for words. This is such a great (and flattering!) piece of work ! Thanks – and I’m glad you are @drivenbybrianmay !!! Great job Laura !

Infinity reproduction drawing - stereo

And tomorrow – – COLUMBUS, Ohio. Can’t wait ! Seein’ some old friends !!!

I am honour-bound to post this. Don’t want anyone to miss out on this chance to dance. Good luck !

You Are The Champions - for dancers

Thanks Genius Guitar Master Buddy Guy !! For having us so well looked after at your splendid Legends Club last night. We had a ball ! Respects ! Love !

Buddy Guy 12 August 2019
Image from video on internet


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