BILL WYMAN - 80th Birthday Gala (2016)
Bill Wyman was joined by a host of musical legends to celebrate his 80th birthday at the Indigo at the O2 in October 2016. It was hailed as the musical line-up of the year – with 5-star reviews in The Telegraph – and that’s not surprising. Where else would you get the Rolling Stones sending a video message, while the likes of Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Imelda May, Mick Hucknall, Bob Geldof and many more joined Bill on stage for an evening gig that was packed with emotion, music and soaring performances, supported superbly by the Rhythm Kings. The answer is Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday gala concert – a tour de force of great music. Held at the Indigo at the O2 in London as part of Bluesfest, the intimate nature of the gig fitted the evening perfectly, as Bill introduced a stellar line-up, with Joe Brown followed by Mark Knopfler starting the evening with a mesmerising performance, with Mark delivering sublime guitar licks that held the audience spellbound. What followed was act after act delivering a passionate tour of rhythm and blues including Little Red Rooster, Route 66, and I’m Crying. Bill also collected his lifetime achievement award from Bluesfest, which was presented on stage.
TRACKS: 01. Intro 02. Ruby Tuesday (with Joe Brown) 03. Tulsa Time (with Joe Brown) 04. Summertime Blues (with Joe Brown) 05. Donnegan's Gone (with Mark Knopfler) 06. Song For Sonny Liston (with Mark Knopfler) 07. Playtime Deluxe (with Mark Knopfler) 08. Muleskinner Blues (with Van Morrison) 09. I Believe To My Soul (with Van Morrison) 10. Mean Ol' World 11. Harlem Shuffle 12. I Shall Not Be Moved 13. You Never Can Tell 14. RS Message 15. Martin Taylor Intrumental 16. Martin Taylor Instrumental 2 17. Beast Of Burden 18. Time Is On My Side 19. Little Red Rooster 20. Route 66 (with Little Steven) 21. Je Suis Un Rockstar 22. I'm A King Bee (with Mick Hucknall) 23. Reconsider Baby (with Mick Hucknall) 24. 634-5789 25. Man's World (with Beverley Skeete) 26. Tell You A Secret (with Mike Sanchez) 27. Let The Good Times Roll (with Imelda May) 28. I'm Crying (with Imelda May) 29. I Feel So Bad (with Robert Plant) 30. Let That Boogie Woogie Roll (with Robert Plant) 31. I Need Your Lovin Every Day (with Robert Plant) 32. I Need Your Lovin Every Day (Reprise)