IT’S not every day that a couple of bonafide music legends descend on Milton Keynes, and to be honest, this week is no exception – but you have got the next best thing: Big screen deliveries by two artists whose contribution to music is immeasurable.
And we’ve tickets for both shows to give away.
> On Monday evening Odeon Cinema will host an engaging film about the Bluesman, B. B. King.
It is a powerful, insightful, heart-warming, no-holds barred documentary exploring how the cotton picker from Mississippi turned his life around, battling against the odds – and racism – to become a real icon of music.
B.B. is now 87 years old, has played 15,000 shows and sold more than 40 million records.
Grab your popcorn, settle back and prepare to be suckered by the inspirational man, and his story.
Rare archive photos and footage will captivate, as will the many artists making contributions: Eric Clapton, Dr John, Slash, Bill Wyman and Bruce Willis included.
Even the narrating voice is exceptional – belonging to Morgan Freeman.
Fans of the stalwart will be pleased to learn B.B’s not planning on putting Lucille (all his guitars are called Lucille, you know) down any time soon.
But he knows how he wants to be remembered: “As a pretty good guy,” he says.
“I’ve never been perfect and I’ve never said that I was...I’m just an ordinary man. I hope when I leave you’ll remember me as I really am.”
The film will air at Odeon at 9pm
For tickets visit www.odeon.co.uk
The film will make it to DVD later this year, and an accompanying soundtrack is out on October 22nd.
GO! has three pairs of tickets to the show to give away, and each winner will also bag a copy of the soundtrack.
To enter, tell us who he collaborated with on the track When Love Comes To Town.
You’ve not long to get on the case though: Answers need to reach us by 4pm this Friday.
Mark your entry ‘King of the Blues’.
> On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin played London’s 02 Arena.
Their first live show in 27 years was a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, and demand was beyond phenomenal, with 20 million people applying for the worldwide ticket lottery.
Just 18,000 lucky ticket holders got to see the two hour signature show.
Classics including Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven all found space in the set, as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jon Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, son of late drummer John, gave one more triumphant run through their spectacular blues-infused rock n roll.
The band were as blown away as their audience by the gig: “To get back in the middle of that music was a spectacular experience,” recalled Robert Plant, “I was approaching it from a different angle so to get through it and out the other side was not much short of miraculous but great fun.”
Jimmy Page: “ I heard there were like three generations of Presley’s there, which was quite something.”
Five years on, and the cinematic release of Celebration Day is upon us – it will debut at selected Cineworld Cinemas across the country, on Wednesday evening.
In Milton Keynes, there are two chances to catch the two-hour long show – at 6pm or 8.45pm.
Visit www.ledzeppelin.com for tickets, or try your luck in our giveaway.
City Nights has five pairs up for grabs.
To enter, we want to know the name of Zeppelin’s flamboyant manager.
Mark your entries ‘I want Zep’ and make sure they reach us by midday on Monday, October 15th.
Email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating which competition you are entering in the subject box.
Winners will be contacted by phone, so please include a daytime telephone number!
*On the big screen only!