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...MSG, Jag Mandir ... quite the history and character.....

Thanks MSG....I found that photo and I have saved it now again from Yardbirds Thread...(This is one of fav's of Jimmy... ;) ;))

http://Yardbirdssingapore.jpg

Jag Mandir had it all...history, character and the most beautiful and serene setting - perfect.

That's the photo, PlanetPage! Thank you...do you know anything more about it? This was taken during the same Yardbirds visit to Singapore that Jimmy mentions in his OTD?. He's dressed up here...and looks so very lovely. The children are so sweet - I think we talked about whether the woman in the back was their ayah...

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Jag Mandir had it all...history, character and the most beautiful and serene setting - perfect.

That's the photo, PlanetPage! Thank you...do you know anything more about it? This was taken during the same Yardbirds visit to Singapore that Jimmy mentions in his OTD?. He's dressed up here...and looks so very lovely. The children are so sweet - I think we talked about whether the woman in the back was their ayah...

...The only details I am am aware of are the ones posted herein the Forum (I will repost some details herein to make it simpler to ID the photo)

- According to Legendary Chris Dreja the I.D. of the Gentlemen is "Tourist Officer" and Writer Joseph Clement Pereira offered the following details quite some time ago now..

Chris Dreja:

The gentleman photographed with Family is a Tourist Officer, the Yardbirds met him and had dinner with him while performing in Singapore; and that "it was unusual meeting"....Chris Dreja

......

Joseph C. Pereira

- I have seen that picture before elsewhere. I believe it was a house

in Sembawang area. There was a British military base there and the

children you see in the picture are probably children of civilians

who worked in the British military establishments in that area.

...Thank You To Legendary Chris Dreja and Joesph C. Pereira :notworthy: :notworthy:

...and MSG the lady with the children does appear to be their ayah or at least some extended associate of the family.....

Tks. to Joseph for re-sending me this photo also...the photobucket account I noticed has deleted many of the Original Singapore Photos...

Our James Patrick Page with the Late SA Vinton of the Singapore Bands, The Antartics...

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Thank you, aen. Superb OTD. So lovely of Jimmy to honor R&B Queen Etta James. One of my friends plays Etta's magnificent music on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis...and I think she'll be happy to know that Jimmy has chosen to recognize Etta on his site. Timely too as we lost The Godfather of R&B Johnny Otis today - he discovered Etta and wrote and produced her first hit record. Prayers for Otis and prayers for Etta as she continues to battle her final illness.

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Thank you, aen. Superb OTD. So lovely of Jimmy to honor R&B Queen Etta James. One of my friends plays Etta's magnificent music on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis...and I think she'll be happy to know that Jimmy has chosen to recognize Etta on his site. Timely too as we lost The Godfather of R&B Johnny Otis today - he discovered Etta and wrote and produced her first hit record. Prayers for Otis and prayers for Etta as she continues to battle her final illness.

I loved this one too. It was fun to see him honor her, as I have heard recently her new album The Dreamer, which I really like.

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What's JP's relation to Etta?!

I don't get it.

Jimmy is a fan. Etta's most famous song, At Last, was used at one of President Obama's Inaugural Balls. He and the First Lady danced to it.

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Jimmy is a fan. Etta's most famous song, At Last, was used at one of President Obama's Inaugural Balls. He and the First Lady danced to it.

...Jimmy Page/Robert Plant were at the Jazz Montreux Festival, (July 11, 1975) as Etta Performed with John Paul Jones......

Link to article: Brian Ray talks about Etta James, Led Zeppelin at Jazz Montreux Festival

http://rockandrollreport.com/brian-ray-on-playing-with-paul-mccartney-jimmy-page-etta-james-and-his-upcoming-album/

....here is our Forum discussion on the possbile release of the Jazz Montreux Festival.....

and AEN27, and MSG - I love her voice, comes from the soul - really so very beautiful and touching - Very happy to see Jimmy Honoring her with such warm feelings....it is really so lovely of him to show such love.....truly, my prayers for this Gifted Artist...I am hoping that she is truly loved and cared for at such delicate stage of her life....

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...Jimmy Page/Robert Plant were at the Jazz Montreux Festival, (July 11, 1975) as Etta Performed with John Paul Jones......

Though they were all living in Montreux as tax exiles at the time, I don't have any confirmation Jimmy & Robert attended Etta James' gig with JPJ though as Ernest Hemingway would say, isn't it pretty to think so? I do know when JPJ took Bonham to meet Count Basie and his orchestra that same week Jimmy & Robert weren't with them.

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Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in Calif.

http://music.yahoo.com/news/legendary-blues-singer-etta-james-dies-calif-163709371.html

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-sounding strings harkened the arrival of her passionate yet measured vocals as she sang tenderly about a love finally realized after a long and patient wait.

In real life, little about James was as genteel as that song. The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry. Then she spent years battling a drug addiction that she admitted sapped away at her great talents.

The 73-year-old died on Friday at Riverside Community Hospital from complications of leukemia, with her husband and sons at her side, her manager, Lupe De Leon said.

"It's a tremendous loss for her fans around the world," he said. "She'll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category."

James' spirit could not be contained — perhaps that's what made her so magnetic in music; it is surely what made her so dynamic as one of R&B, blues and rock 'n' roll's underrated legends.

"The bad girls ... had the look that I liked," she wrote in her 1995 autobiography, "Rage to Survive." ''I wanted to be rare, I wanted to be noticed, I wanted to be exotic as a Cotton Club chorus girl, and I wanted to be obvious as the most flamboyant hooker on the street. I just wanted to be."

"It's a tremendous loss for her fans around the world," he said. "She'll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category."

"Etta James was a pioneer. Her ever-changing sound has influenced rock and roll, rhythm and blues, pop, soul and jazz artists, marking her place as one of the most important female artists of our time," said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Terry Stewart. "From Janis Joplin to Joss Stone, an incredible number of performers owe their debts to her. There is no mistaking the voice of Etta James, and it will live forever."

Despite the reputation she cultivated, she would always be remembered best for "At Last." The jazz-inflected rendition wasn't the original, but it would become the most famous and the song that would define her as a legendary singer. Over the decades, brides used it as their song down the aisle and car companies to hawk their wares, and it filtered from one generation to the next through its inclusion in movies like "American Pie." Perhaps most famously, President Obama and the first lady danced to a version at his inauguration ball.

The tender, sweet song belied the turmoil in her personal life. James — born Jamesette Hawkins — was born in Los Angeles to a mother whom she described as a scam artist, a substance abuser and a fleeting presence during her youth. She never knew her father, although she was told and had believed, that he was the famous billiards player Minnesota Fats. He neither confirmed nor denied it: when they met, he simply told her: "I don't remember everything. I wish I did, but I don't."

She was raised by Lula and Jesse Rogers, who owned the rooming house where her mother once lived in. The pair brought up James in the Christian faith, and as a young girl, her voice stood out in the church choir. James landed the solos in the choir and became so well known, she said that Hollywood stars would come to see her perform.

But she wouldn't stay a gospel singer for long. Rhythm and blues lured her away from the church, and she found herself drawn to the grittiness of the music.

"My mother always wanted me to be a jazz singer, but I always wanted to be raunchy," she recalled in her book.

She was doing just that when bandleader Johnny Otis found her singing on San Francisco street corners with some girlfriends in the early 1950s. Otis, a legend in his own right, died on Tuesday.

"At the time, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters had a hit with 'Work With Me, Annie,' and we decided to do an answer. We didn't think we would get in show business, we were just running around making up answers to songs," James told The Associated Press in 1987.

And so they replied with the song, "Roll With Me, Henry."

When Otis heard it, he told James to get her mother's permission to accompany him to Los Angeles to make a recording. Instead, the 15-year-old singer forged her mother's name on a note claiming she was 18.

"At that time, you weren't allowed to say 'roll' because it was considered vulgar. So when Georgia Gibbs did her version, she renamed it 'Dance With Me, Henry' and it went to No. 1 on the pop charts," the singer recalled. The Gibbs song was one of several in the early rock era when white singers got hits by covering songs by black artists, often with sanitized lyrics.

After her 1955 debut, James toured with Otis' revue, sometimes earning only $10 a night. In 1959, she signed with Chicago's legendary Chess label, began cranking out the hits and going on tours with performers such as Bobby Vinton, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Everly Brothers.

"We would travel on four buses to all the big auditoriums. And we had a lot of fun," she recalled in 1987.

James recorded a string of hits in the late 1950s and '60s including "Trust In Me," ''Something's Got a Hold On Me," ''Sunday Kind of Love," ''All I Could Do Was Cry," and of course, "At Last."

"(Chess Records founder) Leonard Chess was the most aware of anyone. He went up and down the halls of Chess announcing, 'Etta's crossed over! Etta's crossed over!' I still didn't know exactly what that meant, except that maybe more white people were listening to me. The Chess brothers kept saying how I was their first soul singer, that I was taking their label out of the old Delta blues, out of rock and into the modern era. Soul was the new direction," she wrote in her autobiography. "But in my mind, I was singing old style, not new."

In 1967, she cut one of the most highly regarded soul albums of all time, "Tell Mama," an earthy fusion of rock and gospel music featuring blistering horn arrangements, funky rhythms and a churchy chorus. A song from the album, "Security," was a top 40 single in 1968.

Her professional success, however, was balanced against personal demons, namely a drug addiction.

"I was trying to be cool," she told the AP in 1995, explaining what had led her to try heroin.

"I hung out in Harlem and saw Miles Davis and all the jazz cats," she continued. "At one time, my heavy role models were all druggies. Billie Holiday sang so groovy. Is that because she's on drugs? It was in my mind as a young person. I probably thought I was a young Billie Holiday, doing whatever came with that."

She was addicted to the drug for years, beginning in 1960, and it led to a harrowing existence that included time behind bars. It sapped her singing abilities and her money, eventually, almost destroying her career.

It would take her at least two decades to beat her drug problem. Her husband, Artis Mills, even went to prison for years, taking full responsibility for drugs during an arrest even though James was culpable.

"My management was suffering. My career was in the toilet. People tried to help, but I was hell-bent on getting high," she wrote of her drug habit in 1980.

She finally quit the habit and managed herself for a while, calling up small clubs and asking them, "Have you ever heard of Etta James?" in order to get gigs. Eventually, she got regular bookings — even drawing Elizabeth Taylor as an audience member. In 1984, she was tapped to sing the national anthem at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and her career got the resurgent boost it needed, though she fought addiction again when she got hooked on painkillers in the late 1980s.

Drug addiction wasn't her only problem. She struggled with her weight, and often performed from a wheelchair as she got older and heavier. In the early 2000s, she had weight-loss surgery and shed some 200 pounds.

James performed well into her senior years, and it was "At Last" that kept bringing her the biggest ovations. The song was a perennial that never aged, and on Jan. 20, 2009, as crowds celebrated that — at last — an African-American had become president of the United States, the song played as the first couple danced.

But it was superstar Beyonce who serenaded the Obamas, not the legendary singer. Beyonce had portrayed James in "Cadillac Records," a big-screen retelling of Chess Records' heyday, and had started to claim "At Last" as her own.

An audio clip surfaced of James at a concert shortly after the inauguration, saying she couldn't stand the younger singer and that Beyonce had "no business singing my song." But she told the New York Daily News later that she was joking, even though she had been hurt that she did not get the chance to participate in the inauguration.

James did get her accolades over the years. She was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1993, captured a Grammy in 2003 for best contemporary blues album for "Let's Roll," one in 2004 for best traditional blues album for "Blues to the Bone" and one for best jazz vocal performance for 1994's "Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday." She was also awarded a special Grammy in 2003 for lifetime achievement and got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Her health went into decline, however, and by 2011, she was being cared for at home by a personal doctor.

She suffered from dementia, kidney problems and leukemia. Her husband and her two sons fought over control of her $1 million estate, though a deal was later struck keeping Mills as the conservator and capping the singer's expenses at $350,000. In December 2011, her physician announced that her leukemia was terminal, and asked for prayers for the singer.

In October 2011, it was announced that James was retiring from recording, and a final studio recording, "The Dreamer," was released, featuring the singer taking on classic songs, from Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Dreamer" to Guns N' Roses "Welcome To the Jungle" — still rocking, and a fitting end to her storied career.

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Wow that is so weird...

That she passed so soon after Page mentioned her on his website? If so, I don't really think so. She's been on her deathbed for about a month now.

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The timing was really uncanny though. Maybe JP is a friend and was informed prior to the news getting out. She's been gravely ill for a lot longer than a month; her son even had to deny she was dead some time back.

Keith Richards is a big Etta James fan too; he wrote movingly about her in his autobiography as being his "show-biz wife."

P.S. was she really at the inaugural ball? I saw this in another obit:

"In 2009 she famously clashed with the singer, Beyoncé, who performed James's most famous song, At Last, during the ball to celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration as US President. "She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day, gonna be singing my song that I've been singing forever," said James.

P.S.S. Etta did THE best version of this song, IMO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgvVAFFzN8

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People on Facebook (and elsewhere) were posting "R.I.P." in reference to Etta James just as soon as news surfaced that her illness was terminal. That was beyond fucked up but it didn't stop people (and publications) from doing it.

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...In Addition to the Official Site Reviews, here is one more link:

Just under 40 years ago on 22nd January 1973, Led Zeppelin, at that time the biggest rock band in the world, played a gig right here, at our very own Old Refectory.......

http://wscene.dev.su...g/features/3665

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Though they were all living in Montreux as tax exiles at the time, I don't have any confirmation Jimmy & Robert attended Etta James' gig with JPJ though as Ernest Hemingway would say, isn't it pretty to think so? I do know when JPJ took Bonham to meet Count Basie and his orchestra that same week Jimmy & Robert weren't with them.

...RIP Etta James;

...Thank you for the correction SAJ, indeed Page/Plant were at the Rehersal - according to the attached article that I posted...my poor choice of words...

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01/23/2012

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On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin played at the Boston Tea Party. The venue host was Don Law, who had established what was to be known as a bastion of underground music. It was during this run of concerts that we were to play a three and a half hour set – this became quite legendary on the musical grapevine – but the audience just wouldn’t let us go and Don Law was quite clearly ...a cool promoter.

Also today, in 1996, Page and Plant played in Santiago, Chile. My memories of this are of a testy moment when a power cut interfered with the starting time of the show, but it was a passionate audience that night. Two members of the production crew - Rex King and Rex King - who were serial sun-worshippers by day, were caught out by the sun on that occasion and were burnt by the pool. A message went round to all of us not to underestimate the sun’s intensity in Santiago and, fortunately, the show was in the evening.

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That picture is not from this show, it's from the shows that started on May 27th. The picture attatched is from the January shows though I'm not sure which date but it's on of the 3 nights.

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01/23/2012

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On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin played at the Boston Tea Party. The venue host was Don Law, who had established what was to be known as a bastion of underground music. It was during this run of concerts that we were to play a three and a half hour set – this became quite legendary on the musical grapevine – but the audience just wouldn’t let us go and Don Law was quite clearly ...a cool promoter.

Also today, in 1996, Page and Plant played in Santiago, Chile. My memories of this are of a testy moment when a power cut interfered with the starting time of the show, but it was a passionate audience that night. Two members of the production crew - Rex King and Rex King - who were serial sun-worshippers by day, were caught out by the sun on that occasion and were burnt by the pool. A message went round to all of us not to underestimate the sun’s intensity in Santiago and, fortunately, the show was in the evening.

...Here is "Google translated" review of the show from Chile (Originally in Spanish) - from the review it looks like the show was broadcasted on Radio - very limited show in terms of photographs, video, audio only;

"ChilLet's review my trunk, dear readers, juajuajua. For some this will be new, but for most ... but not much good to leave a record here, for which you do not.

When in the mid 90's to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were given the huea and formed No Quarter, Led Zeppelin touching issues around the globe. Who would say that crests with this world tour arrived in Chile, just curious that this time they played in Vina Del Mar (not in the festival, was on their behalf) and not go through ... but buehhh Santiago, will, in the city let the shit touch, that I do not care, juajuajua.

I am short data (Do How shitty was so little coverage for such Conciertazo!), But by chance I met on the internet the comment of someone who was there (with CAEU hueon, juajuajua!), The only name left was "Blackhead" (I hate when they leave a real name, juajuajua).

The concert was out of radio transmission, so it has good sound quality ... enjoy it!

(Any case, the only bad thing is missing the last song of the concert ("Rock And Roll"), simply disappeared from the radio broadcast, and I've never been able to locate any page).

Greetings!

Go back 12 years to discuss a concert is not easy, but listening back images of a long day reappear.

Although it was actually a full week that I and many more were collecting the coins, to go see Page & Plant, removing grass or anything to get that cost five input lucas (before Ticketmaster). Like it or not was first time a band that came to our Fifth Region category and no one could miss.

We arrived at about 2 pm on a hot summer day, a few cans of beer and a canutos before entering. We spent the first control and the first pies of the day: one that grabbed me Chucho walked the cops thought he was in, not knowing that there was another control, where the green was taken and had to listen to the concert in the van and the entry in the hand ... until today we laugh at him.

We spent the afternoon on the floor dead heat, impressed with the amount of forelock passed from hand to hand. The scenery was quite varied ... tired hippie knife, metalheads and mines faced cuicas "what am I doing here?" ... At last the sun began to fall and took the stage none other than the Black Crowes that by the time they were at the top in Europe and the U.S., but here not many caches, although people alike entertained with them, sitting on the grass like we were in Woodstock. When the show averaged, hit a huge cuete and sparks jumped everywhere, the poor Black Crowes looked at the faces and had to leave the stage unnoticed ... and there were all parrots because apparently throwing everything was funado. About an hour later came a type of organization to say that James came from a transformer and even at the time it was Page & Plant would come to play ... applause, relief and still waiting.

Finally, at 23:00 the lights went out to the sound of violins jump Egyptians and Page & Plant jumped on stage with the riff from 'Immigrant Song' and everything went crazy ... collective catharsis as they began to run the classics, including a monumental version of 'Heartbreaker'. The thing to enjoy relaxed 'Thank You' Plant said while the show is based on "the 26 years we have been making music together," ie, closer to Led Zeppelin blasted their new folk.

Then one of the musicians of the band made one with an instrument resembling a Celtic bagpipe quite acceptance. Then came 'Gallows Pole' and the ubiquitous 'Since I've Been Loving You' ... at that point we were in ecstasy, and a strange cloud of smoke rose from the crowd. 'The Song Remains The Same' broke again madness as Page was proud of his collection of Les Paul original (I make Gibson in the 50's) and the incredible Gibson SG double bridge that we had only seen pictures and old concerts on video.

'Going To California' was accompanied by the violins of a selection of music students in the region, where he had cast Tryo group leader with his cello and was able to touch their idols.

The concert became one of the most emotional moments with 'Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You' so loudly echoed by the public to the point that went Plant is excited when the issue came to the part of the public riff in the stadium started jumping like crazy, Page put his talent to finish the issue, to finally play the first notes of "Stairway To Heaven '... issue put on hold as they had announced they would not touch it when sticking the boos Plant, teacher, shouted: "Jimmy Page, guitar!" and the stage collapsed in a standing ovation while the typical Page to raising the right hand salute.

All the hardships of day were paid at the time and all that followed was an extra gift: 'Whole Lotta Love', where the audience sang Plant, where more than surprised with versions The Doors' Break On Trough (To The Other Side ) '. Followed 'Four Sticks', 'In The Evening' and the encore with the classic 'Black Dog' and what everyone expected: 'Kashmir', a large version with classical violins, violins Egyptian and Moroccan percussionists ... playing the mines by cellos and Plant headbanger who were impressed with public participation in each subject and kept giving thanks for the reception of the people, then exit from the scene ... but the screaming was such that he rose again to Plant stage and said, "Well, one more ... one more?" Rock And Roll'!!!" "¡¡¡' cry all and Page attacked with a really creepy version of the best times.

The lights came on and all to the outside, I lost my friends, the last thing I remember is having been wandering the streets of Viña seeking an open bar, there was nothing, it was early morning and had to walk to the house. The target had been met and would be a day never to forget. Two guys who listened to on vinyl, legends had played just unreachable ahead of us ... something we only see once in your life.e Reivew....best translation in English....

Original Link of the Spanish Review:

http://gunszalo.blog...nt-pasaron.html

Audio Only from Chile Show..Kashmir

http://www.casttv.co...ar-part-2-video

Edited by PlanetPage

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