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Nicky Hopkins
« on: September 25, 2015, 05:51:25 AM »

Though never considered a "Fifth Beatle," Nicky Hopkins was one of Great Britain's best-known session players particularly through his work with the Rolling Stones and after playing electric piano on The Beatles' Revolution...


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This lucky crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina on Mother's Day 1984 got to see Mr. Hopkins perform with The Spongetones.  He was in town promoting the L. Ron Hubbard movie Battlefield Earth, whose soundtrack he appeared on.  The show was entirely unrehearsed...


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Nicky Hopkins' frail health led him to concentrate on working as a session musician instead of joining bands.  Sadly, Nicky Hopkins passed away on 6 September 1994 at the age of 50 due to complications resulting from intestinal surgery presumably related to his lifelong battle with Crohn's Disease.
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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 05:52:59 AM »

With The Rolling Stones...


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With The Jefferson Airplane...


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With Joe Cocker...


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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 05:54:15 AM »

With Ringo Starr...


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With George Harrison...


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And with John Lennon...


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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 05:23:40 AM »

Just the backing tracks. Beautiful.


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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 05:39:17 AM »

Nicky on electric piano

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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 06:25:47 AM »

Right.  Now watch Yoko tell Nicky Hopkins how to play piano...


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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 06:52:41 AM »

Just the backing tracks. Beautiful.


http://youtu.be/8xxN8SnPI7Q


That's lovely to listen to. Micks voice never comes in to spoil it.  Quite neat bass work by Bill too.
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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 01:47:12 PM »


Nicky was the tops.

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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 11:22:22 PM »

That's lovely to listen to. Micks voice never comes in to spoil it.  Quite neat bass work by Bill too.

I always credited the lyrics for the effect this song has on me but now I see that's not all of it.
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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2015, 11:48:42 PM »

Right.  Now watch Yoko tell Nicky Hopkins how to play piano...

Go climb a ladder, Yoko. Backward.
In spite of her, I do want to watch this in its entirety. I've only seen bits and pieces.
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Re: Nicky Hopkins
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2015, 11:59:31 PM »

Nicky Hopkins plays the blues...


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