with Kolors at Skeppsholmen, Stockholm,
June 18, 1983.
in my stomache, that's how I felt when I came
to Stockholm this day. I had spoken to Dante
Holmberg, he knew the guys who would handle
the P.A. system on Peter's concert. Dante had
promised me that he would arrange so I could meet
was an outdoor music festival on a lovely sunny
Saturday afternoon, with barbecue and they served
beer, wine, tacos, Hungarian "langos" etc etc.
were some Swedish bands who had been given the
ungrateful job to be support acts this day. The
audience had travelled from all over Sweden to
Stockholm,(some very far) to see their guitar
hero, who cared about support acts?
and Bela, happy reunion, Stockholm 1983
was wandering alone in the crowd when I met him.
He recognized me and said "Hello, how are you?".
We spoke a little on the spot where we met, but
were interrupted by people who wanted him to sign
records and stuff, Therefore Peter suggested that
we would go backstage instead,
and have a talk there.
remembered our former encounters and especially
the jam at Power House. I was flattered
that he could recall such an event since that
was way back in 1968 and that was Fleetwood
Mac's most hectic period.
had my friend, the sadly deceased Jan Axelsson,
with me and he was also very exalted for getting
the opportunity of meeting Peter of course. It
was Jan who took the pictures of Peter and me.
talked about Fleetwood Mac, music and guitars.
Peter told me that he was playing on a Aria
Les Paul model then. He had sold his beloved
1959 Gibson Les Paul to Gary
Moore, and had not played on a Gibson since
then. Peter said that he sometimes used a Fender
Stratocaster or a Jaguar. He didn't get attached
to an instrument any longer, "a guitar is just
a guitar" he said.
bandmembers of Kolors were (over)protective
and were surprised and a bit worried that Peter
and I got along so well, especially Jeff Whittaker.
It is evident on the photo where Peter puts my
tape in his pocket. This behaviour backfired on
them later, Peter grew tired of them and dissolved
what could I say about the Concert, it was a strange
experience to see Peter on stage. When he was
with Fleetwood Mac he was such a strong persona,
it elevated him above the others. With Kolors
Peter was not present and didn't seem to enjoy
beeing on stage like he does nowadays. He played
beautifully on his "Supernatural" though
and showed that he still got the touch.
I was under the impression that he would have
felt better and consequently played better with
other musicians around him.
it was great to see Peter LIVE after 15
years and we had every reason to believe that
this was not "The End Of The Game" after
2. Love That Burns
3. White Sky / Shining Star
4. Loser Two Times
5. In The Skies
6. Cryin' Won't Bring You Back
7. Man Of The World
8. Oh Well
9. Black Magic Woman
11. The Green Manalishi
12. Supernatural (Encore)
1999 Copyright Bela Stephens. April, 1999.
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