Des Henly's blog

Des Henly
Des Henly's Erinnerungen an an das Leben auf Tour mit Fumble in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren
Fumble tourten mit Bill Haley, Chuck Berry und Fats Domino und begleiteten David Bowie 1973 auf seiner legendären Ziggy Stardust Tour durch die USA. Des Henly schildert seine Erlebnisse auf Tournee mit Fumble in den 1960ern und 1970ern.

In seinem Blog schreibt Des über das Leben auf Tournee in den 1960ern und 1970ern, und seinen Begegnungen mit den Größten des Rock'n'Roll wie Chuck Berry, David Bowie und den Beatles.

Des Henly's blog

DES HENLY “ON THE ROAD” mit CHUCK BERRY

The first time I met Chuck Berry was on a cold winters night in February 1973, in north London when he was topping the bill at the Rainbow Theatre (the old Finsbury Park Empire). Fumble were the opening act... weiterlesen

DES HENLY “ON THE ROAD” mit DAVID BOWIE

Fumble had just played a concert in Nottingham on 27th December 1972, and we arrived at our hotel to find a message asking us to contact our manager John Sherry in London urgently. He told us David Bowie’s manager had asked if Fumble could join in David’s short UK tour, which had already started... weiterlesen

DES HENLY “ON THE ROAD” – Das READING FESTIVAL

lThe Reading Festival evolved from the National Jazz & Blues Festival that started in 1961 at the Richmond Athletic Ground, and passed through several other venues, until it found its permanent home in Reading in 1971. Over the years it has featured... weiterlesen

DES HENLY “ON THE ROAD” – Das ELVIS MUSICAL (Teil 1)

Elvis Presley, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, died on 16th August 1977 aged 42. Inevitably there was a clamour in the entertainment industry to portray and celebrate (some would say cash in on) his life. Our band Fumble had... weiterlesen

DES HENLY “ON THE ROAD” – Das ELVIS MUSICAL (Teil 2)

Touring with Fumble for the best part of ten years had its drawbacks, a mad succession of gigs, hotel rooms and cities across three continents. Appearing in “Elvis” the West End musical at the Astoria Theatre in London every night for nineteen months ... weiterlesen

DES HENLY “ON THE ROAD (wahrhaftig!)” – MIT DEN BEATLES!

I shall always remember the time I met The Beatles; it was a hot summer's night, 22nd July 1963.
At the time Mario and I from Fumble, along with Mario’s brother Remo and drummer Bob Davies had formed a band known as The Iveys. That night we had been playing... weiterlesen