SCROLL DOWN BELOW TO ENJOY SOME FUN PHOTOS OF TOM AND FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY………..
Tom and his dear mate Martin Emslie had the great pleasure of visiting backstage with Rick Wakeman who performed Friday evening at The #WestlandsTheatreYeovil #UK #rickwakeman #WestlandsTheatre #yeovil #worldclassmusicians
Tom asked that we share some lovely photos from a very special experience he had this week while he was out on tour in the USA with The Zombies.
The gentleman shown with Tom in the first two photos is Stuart Hedley. Mr. Hedley is a Pearl Harbor survivor.
The last shot is of Pete DuPre, who was a medic during the war.
Huge thanks to John Riedy Photography who was the photographer of the ones with Tom and Mr. Hedley. The snap of Mr. DuPre was taken by
his daughter Mary Ann DuPre.
Here are some thoughts directly from Tom about meeting these two amazing heroes.
‘It was such an honour to meet these guys and to tell them about my father surviving Changi Prisoner of war camp from 1942-45 in Burma on the infamous bridge on the river Kwai (which was later made into a film).
I gave Stuart a HUGE HUG, I’m so blessed to be here because of the sacrifice made by so many’.
For more information about ‘The Greatest Generations Foundation’, go to http://www.tggf.org/upcoming-programs/
We’ve been sharing lots of great photos from his adventures along the way. Be sure to visit Tom’s Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/tomtoomeymusic/, Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/tomtoomeymusic?lang=en @Tomtoomeymusic and his Official page on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/TomToomeyOfficialSite/ to check out some of these fun pics.
Here’s one of our faves: Tom and the Zombies meeting Dave Grohl backstage at The Kaaboo Music Festival in Del Mar California, Friday September 14, 2018.
With The Darbies backstage at The Troubadour !
This is the fab bass guitarist Leigh Foxx who’s played with the band BLONDIE since 2004.
Waiting to go on stage before the KAABOO Del Mar gig! Tom, Soren Koch and Chris Tuthill.
Tom and Soren Koch meeting Don McLean who was at one of The Zombies performances (The Troubadour).
This special photo is from Oct 2015 when Tom was out on tour with The Zombies, and they played The iconic Fillmore in San Francisco. He’ll be joining them back there once again on stage tonight!
A blast from the past! Absolutely no comment about Tom’s mullet…..!
On March 17, 2018 Tom played with The Zombies at the City Winery in Nashville Tennessee. So many great musicians stopped by…..
Here’s Tom and Rod Argent with Robyn Hitchcock
With Pat Sansone….
And…..the super talented Alan Shacklock !
Sharing a few fab photos from legendary band The Zombies’ gig at Greenwich Odeum
an extra special capture of these world class musicians when they performed at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock NY.
Photos from Greenwich Odeum gig courtesy of Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography
Sharing a very lovely moment in time : ‘Past and Present ‘.
Here are two wonderful photos of Tom with the legendary Hilton Valentine. Hilton is the artist who wrote the iconic guitar part in ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by the Animals.
He recently came to see The Zombies and Tom play at the Calvin Theatre Northampton MA.
‘House of the Rising Sun’ was the very first song Tom ever played on stage. It’s always lovely when these two mates get together!
Hilton continues to tour to this day and has an exciting gig soon on 17th June 2017 at Stockton-on-Tees / The Georgian Theatre. Grab your tix now!
With Tom Petty
A quiet moment backstage at the Filmore in California
Tom’s Blue Door Studio…. where so much of the magic happens
Cheryl Jaggers Photography
From back in the day….Tom (to the left) with Chris Constantinou (Adam Ant)
Tom at a recent solo gig with the owners of this great venue (The Gallery Bar)
Another fab photo by Andrew Eccles
Tom being given a private tour of the fabulous Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Lewes Delaware USA
Tom at his solo show at Bethany Blues of Lewes in Delaware USA. It was standing room only that night! Here he is with their General Manager Strohm.