After the recent post about Force Ten a mini reunion is underway. We have stayed in touch with some of the band over the years, but thanks to Paul Griffin have now made contact with Tony Williams. He was the singer in the band and later went on to join Jethro Tull on their 'Bursting Out' tour.
The strange thing is that e mails arrived from both Tony and Paul with photographs attached to show how kind the intervening years had been. That in itself isn't odd but completely coincidentally they were images taken whilst standing next to an elephant...
Robin actually spoke to Tony and discovered that he has been heavily involved in elephant conservation, so that explained one picture.
As yet we haven't established why Paul and his wife Irene were also with elephants but it made a lovely picture.
Not to be outdone Robin raided son number ones bedroom and found a large elephant teddy, promptly took a photo of himself with it and mailed it on to the relevant parties.
So far New York has replied, suitably amused.
Just in case you are getting worried, in between all this tom foolery Robin has actually done a lot of practice...
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman