Dave Edmund's Great Rescue of George's Career

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Dave Edmund's Great Rescue of George's Career

Postby Berkeleyan » Tue May 11, 2004 12:07 pm

Dave Ed. is a very accomplished guitarist. In 1984 he played on Paul's GMRT Broad Street and eventually got to meet George the following year, when organizing a Carl Perkins Special Trubute Show. Dave managed to convince George to appear on it, and all accounts say George loved going back on stage after so many years. George got back to business then, he got rekindled with friends like Clapton, Ringo and others on stage and eventually was convinced to appear on the Prince's trust concert in 1987. Again got in touch w/ Clapton, plus his recent friend (at the time) Jeff Lynne, Elton, Ringo...
The George decided to record a new album (after a 5 year silence) with those guys - the excellent throughout "Cloud Nine".

With his confidence restored, George met more and more rock friends (Clapton, Dylan, Petty, Lynne) and that led to the Wilburies concept.

So Edmunds was the spark in a chain of events that brought George back to his public as musician and composer.
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Postby HeyJude » Tue May 11, 2004 5:24 pm

God bless Dave for that! :)
one sweet dream came true today!!!!!
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Postby Bluebird » Thu May 13, 2004 8:57 am

Thanks for the informations! :) Berkie
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri May 14, 2004 6:36 am

Thanks, fellows.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri May 14, 2004 6:38 am

I almost forgot: the other day I found out something else: according to Bill Harry ("The George Harrison Encyclopedia"), in the mid-80's when George was looking for a producer to record a new album with, it was Dave Edmunds who suggested Jeff Lynne.
George asked Edmunds to contact Lynne and them invited him to dinner at Friar Park.
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Postby Bluebird » Fri May 14, 2004 8:41 am

What did they eat? :lol:
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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue May 18, 2004 8:10 am

I BET IT WAS MACROBIOTIC FOOD (rice, veggies, the works) and they probably drank beer/tea - not sure, because I was not invited... :cry: :lol:

P.S. George was fond of dropping by the local Pub (at Henley-on-Thames) and down a few pints. Who wouldn't ? Only the ones that are missing out .... 8)
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