Ealing Musician To Be Honoured With Memorial
Fans of Nicky Hopkins can join the crowdfunding and be listed on the bench
Plans are underway to unveil a memorial bench to a Perivale man described as ' one of the greatest session rock musicians of all time'.
Nicky Hopkins (1944-1994) recorded and performed with many of the world's most well-known artists of the 1960s to the 1990s including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Garfunkel, The Kinks, The Who.
Celebrating Nicky's life, the seat of the bench will look like a large piano keyboard while the backrest will display photographs of Nicky, his biography, the top 20 tracks he played on as chosen by his fans, as well as a quote from Bob Harris.
The bench is being crowdfunded through PledgeMusic, the online direct-to-fan music platform. From 12 noon BST on Monday 21st May 2018, for a pledge of £100 Nicky Hopkins fans can be a part of the world's only memorial by having their name listed on the reverse side of the backrest.
Their pledge will also allow them to put forward, via PledgeMusic's Update tab, their favourite Nicky Hopkins tracks to be considered for the Top 20 Tracks that will be listed on the bench. The Nicky Hopkins page on PledgeMusic will go live at 12 noon BST on Monday 21st May 2018.
The bench will be unveiled at 12 noon on Saturday 8th September 2018 in Perivale Park by his widow, Moira Hopkins in the presence of the Mayor of Ealing.
22nd May 2018