Paris Olympia part 2

Paris Olympia part 2

Tuesday October 18, 1966 Fifty years ago I was working with Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity. We were in Paris at the famous L’Olympia Music Hall with top French music idol, Johnny Halliday. Also on the bill was an unknown newcomer performing his first ever...
Paris Olympia part 1

Paris Olympia part 1

Monday October 17, 1966 It’s no fun to be driving into Paris at the start of the rush hour, on a cold and stormy Monday morning in a car that had been built to be driven on the opposite side of the road. Especially when you have had no sleep, having spent the night...
Serge & Brigitte

Serge & Brigitte

Magic Moments in the Summer of Love #5– Recording with Serge Gainsbourg I don’t know if this next story can be exactly described as magical, but it was definitely interesting. Having worked with America’s greatest songwriters at the beginning of 1967 (Bacharach and...
Jim Garrison

Jim Garrison

This is a story I might not have told had I not visited Dealey Plaza recently and been so vividly reminded of the Kennedy Assassination. In the spring of 1968, while I was still with The Animals, we flew to New Orleans for a gig. When we arrived at the airport we were...