The Trembling Wilburys were a huge hit at the special tribute to the heroes of Bomber Command and the late Robin Gibb, held on Saturday, June 30th at the Regents Park Marriott Hotel in Swiss Cottage, London NW3, organised by the Heritage Foundation.
Wilburys’ drummer and founder Dave Stark said, “It was an absolute honour to headline this very special event, which was attended by some of the veterans who had met the Queen only two days earlier, including lead fundraiser Douglas Radcliffe MBE (84) who has attended almost every Heritage Foundation function in the past few years. Our appearance was made even more poignant by the presence of many members of Robin Gibb’s family including his son Robin-John (RJ), who told us that his father’s favourite artist of all time was Roy Orbison, whose songs are strongly featured in our set. Singer Dave Collison, who plays Orbison in the band, also dedicated our version of ‘In Dreams’ to Robin, as it was his favourite song, which was also played to him during his final days before his untimely death in May.”
The Trembling Wilburys also feature uncanny look-alike Glen Knowler as George Harrison, the band paying tribute to original supergroup the Traveling Wilburys whose members also included Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The band is pictured below with Vicki Michelle MBE of ‘Allo ‘Allo fame, who is the current President of the Heritage Foundation. Other celebrities in attendance included Nicholas Parsons, David van Day, Jean Fergusson (Last of the Summer Wine), comedian Joe Goodman, singer Rose-Marie and others.