3rd day, Rennes, France, Tuesday, 2nd of may 1995, L’Espace
2nd day, Bourges, France, Monday, 1st of may 1995, Le Printemps de Bourges
1st day, Bourges, France, Sunday, 30th of april 1995, Le Printemps de Bourges
The Ball Of Fire tour continued
After Berne, I had no contact with The Skatalites and the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour until tuesday 26th of November, when the tour was in Paris, where I meet them for the last show of the tour.
Stuttgart (LKH), Erlangen (E-Werk), Leipzig (Connie Island), Hamburg (Fabrik), Dortmund (Live Station), Den Haag (Paard), Cean (La Fonderie)
And then The Skatalites went for the very first time into Africa. La Reunion is a french island close to MadagaSKAr. That was a great moment specially for Rolando Alphonso, as he told me later.
Island of La Reunion (20th to 23rd of November)
A few days in paradise and then back to the final shows in Paris at New Morning.
Last day on the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour for me
The way from Nancy to Strasbourg isn’t that far, so we arrived early.
Second last day for me on the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour
I have a single room (I don’t remember why). We’re in the Hotel Ibis in Nancy. Because Shay was with the both Lloyds in Paris, I have seen the rooming list and I wasn’t on the list, but a name of an old friend of mine. It was a bit strange for me to see this, without knowing about it. I mean, I knew, I have to leave the tour in Strasbourg the next day, but I didn’t know why. Now, I realized, that I was out and another was inside. But I wasn’t angry, it’s the way it is. Life goes on…
Seventh day on the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour
This morning Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett left us togehter with Shay for a trip to Paris to give interviews and stuff.
Sixth day of the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour
At the breakfast I was talking with Lester Sterling about Peter Tosh. Lester told me, that Peter Tosh used to call him “Mr. Sterling”. Later, when Tosh was famous, Lesters brother Keith Sterling was in the Tosh band, so they met again. Tosh didn’t recognized Lester, so Keith introduced him to Tosh. And Tosh said: “Hello Lester”. That’s how things are chaning.
Fifth day of the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour
From the bretagne to Rennes it was the same way back.