Mon, 3rd Oct 2016
On Saturday, the 1st Oct, we played a memorial gig at the Ebbw Vale Catholic Hall, for Rob Evans who sadly succumbed to the big 'C' last year.
Rob played with the Pieces for a while back at the end of the 60s and he had a part in suggesting the meet up in 2013, which led to the reunion. Rob was too ill to play with us at the reunion or subsequent gigs, but he did manage to come to some.
The gig was almost a 50th Anniversary by itself. On Sunday 4th Dec 1966, we played Tredegar Workmen's Hall Cinema raising money for the Aberfan Disaster Fund which occurred on October 21st 1966. For those that are not aware of what happened that dreadful day, 144 people, including 116 children lost their lives when a waste tip slid down a mountainside into the mining village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales.
The bands that played at the fund raising event in December 1966 were the Choice, which had a young Henry Spinetti on drums; Fusion which morphed into Now and Then and us
50 years later the Pieces & Now and Then re-united at the Catholic Hall Ebbw Vale for the CFA fund raiser in memory of Rob Evans. Rob was there at the Tredegar event back in 1966. We were luck that Henry Spinetti was available to come along as well
The video below is us playing the Freddie King song, Going Down with a guest drummer... our friend, Henry Spinetti.
Henry, as well as supporting us way back in 1966 had also played with Adrian in Judas Jump.
Henry has worked with Katie Melua, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, Bill Wyman, Pete Townsend, Roger Daltry, Labi Siffri, Mike Batt, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather -Low,The Herd, Leo Sayer, Gerry Rafferty, including the single 'Baker Street' and I'm sure many others.