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Earl Slick

Friday 23 8.00pmJune


Strings Bar & Venue

Bowling Green Lane
PO30 1RR

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Doors 7:30

We are delighted to welcome legendary Guitarist to the Stars 'Earl Slick' to Strings Bar & Venue.

In the early 1970s, Earl Slick gained his reputation on New York music scene as a talented, skilful rock guitarist while playing in a band called "Mack Truck" featuring both singer/songwriter Jimmy Mack and his brother drummer Jack Mack. His work with Scottish singer/songwriter Jim Diamond was as the duo 'Slick Diamond'. They did some tours and performances for a short time in the late 1970s.

Slick was initially hired by David Bowie to replace Mick Ronson as lead guitarist for the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974 (the live album David Live was culled from this tour). Slick also performed lead guitar on Bowie's Young Americans and Station To Station albums, released in 1975 and 1976 respectively. It was Slick's powerful playing that made the latter album's "Stay" an enduring favorite of fans of Bowie and of guitar heroics alike. Slick then became a hired gun, working for Leo Sayer, Ian Hunter, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. He also formed his own solo band.

Slick returned to Bowie for 1983's Serious Moonlight tour, to support the Let's Dance album.

"Earl is a legendary guitar star and a musician of great feeling," says Bowie. "His playing is earthy, timeless and never less than stellar."

(This event is for 16 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.)