ledded1 Posted September 28, 2008 Share Posted September 28, 2008 I went to Kidderminster town hall for a Charity show in aid of spinal research which had an interestingline up including kevin Gammond of Band of Joy and Priory of Brion and Deborah Bonham ( Bonzo's sister) Have to say i really struggled to get into the 2 KG songs he did, not what I expected, very psychedelic use of his guitar and the keyboard player. Still good to see him on stage. I hadn't seen Deborah live before and was very impressed with her live show. I said to my mate that she reminded me of Maggie Bell crossed with Elkie Brookes in her Vinegar Joe days. Not a bad combination. Well she was then joined by Robbie Blunt ( formely with Roberts first band post Zep) Great to see him again, I last saw him at the Honeydrippers show in 2007. I saw Jason arrive when he walked right past me and he watched stage left. He was then invited on to the stage to sing with Deborah. And so there were two Bonhams on stage singing a duet. It was called "Hold on" ( I think) And Jason can certainly carry a tune and it was a great double act. Jason then got behind the drum kit for a rousing "With a little help from my friends". Just when we thought that was it they did Rock and Roll, full on in your face and it was just great. Two Bonhams and a Blunt playing Zep. Deborah did say that her mum Pat was in the hall and she did give a wave. I got to say a very quick HI to Jason as he came past me again, quick hand shake and he was gone but everyone knows every one in Kidderminster so he was talking to friends on his way out. I spoke with Deborah, bought her new album Duchess and she signed it. She said that she'd told Robert she would do the Zep tour as she had long wavy hair. I told her all she had to do was to grow a grey goatee and the gig should be hers she said she would try She was lovely to talk to. I didn't ask anything about Zep, didn't feel I should or need to, this was about her. She looks so like Bonzo ( minus the facial hair of course) My mate told her about the time he danced with Pat Bonham at the NEC in 1985 when Robert was appearing at a charity show and he asked if Pat would sign his DB cd and Deborah went off and got her mum to sign it. We didn't want to crowd Pat, lets not forget it would be a difficult week for her. But she was among friends in the town hall. She looked older than I expected but then I didn't know what to excpect but she was recognisable before we knew it really was her. As I was at the bar I saw Maureen Plant walked in and stood near to me. She looked happy, seemed to know everyone and they all were having a good time. I have never seen her before in the flesh so to speak. She too was easily recognisable. As I was watching Ian Parker she came and stood next to me, nice. I didn't speak to her, I don't know her and it felt awkward to do so being a stranger to those parts She spent the rest of the evening laughing and dancing with friends and at the end she followed us out of the hall. Sadly I didn't take my camera Anyway it was a damn fine evening, I heard Jason sing a duet with Deborah, we got Rock n Roll and saw Pat and Maureen. All for £14 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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