On Tuesday August 11th, Memories in Music officially launched as a company. We had a great day and spent part of it filming Led Zeppelin fans on the grounds at Knebworth House, where the band played their last UK concert 30 years to the day. I just love talking to passionate fans, and that day was very special. You can still see all the excitement they felt 30 years ago, and to be able to look down to the stage site while hearing the stories was wonderful. These are the kinds of things Memories in Music wants to record for music history. Fans of the future will really enjoy the first hand accounts of people who were there witnessing events like the Knebworth ‘79 show. I did!
We held our private party in the Lytton Suite at the Hotel Novotel at the foot of the drive to Knebworth House. I won’t go into all the details because you can read all about it here (http://www.memoriesinmusic.com/launch.html) and see some great photos. We had very prominent guests from the business world, musicians, and even the owner of Knebworth House himself Henry and his wife Martha. But the best thing about the launch was the fact that people got excited about participating in our projects because they love music and they want to give something back to the musicians who gave them so much joy. Combining those people with charity events through Memories in Music will make a fantastic contribution to the music industry.
One very special charity project I would like to mention is Fanfare. This is a project for fans who admire a band or a particular musician and would like to do something to express their thanks. I’m looking for fans to become part of a team that makes regular contributions to their favourite musician’s charity. Memories in Music will find out what charity that is, collect the money, and send it off to the musician’s charity. We will send regular reports to the musician about their Fanfare list so they will know who you are and that you are making a difference in the world in their honour. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to discuss it with you and set up your Fanfare List. We have one just about ready to go for Jimmy Page’s fans. I hope more fans will like this project and decide to take part. And please, do not think you need to contribute some great sum of money. No one will know what you donate each month anyway, just that you are part of the list. Only the group totals will be posted, and every little bit helps. Imagine if all the fans of a musician or band pledged to give one dollar/pound each a month for 12 months to charity – can you imagine how much money that would be? You can make a big difference with even a little giving.
There are a lot of projects on the go, and right now I am looking for fans of Birmingham based bands. If you are a fan of The Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, ELO, The Move, Duran Duran, Robert Plant – or any other band from Brum, get in touch. We have a very exciting project in the planning stages and we would love your help.
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