- Electric Miles featuring: Randy Brecker, Jeremy Pelt, Paul Bollenback, Lonnie Plaxico and Steve Smith
- Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents: the Neal Smith Quintet with Steve Nelson, Renee Rosnes, Billy Pierce & Dezron Douglas
- Pat Martino Organ Trio featuring Pat Bianchi and Carmen Intorre Jr.
- ScoBar Entertainment presents Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band with special guest KJ Denhert
- Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents: Marcus Strickland Quartet
- The Hipstones
12/03 8:00 PM & 10PM - $35.00
Les Paul Monday’s featuring Blondie Chaplin (Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Keith
with The Les Paul Trio
The greatest success for South Africa-born multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Blondie Chaplin has come as a sideman for such groups as The Beach Boys, The Band, and The Rolling Stones. His hook-laden melodies have enhanced albums by Jennifer Warnes, Bonnie Raitt, David Johansen, Elliott Murphy, and The Band‘s Rick Danko.
Chaplin initially attracted attention as a member of The Flames, a soul cover band that became the first non-white group to reach the top slot on South Africa’s music charts with their 1968 single, “For Your Precious Love.” The following year, the band’s performance in a London club was overheard by Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. In search of bands to produce for The Beach Boys‘ label, Brother Records,Wilson invited the band to record in Los Angeles. In addition to changing their name to “the Flame” and producing their debut album,Wilson had the group open shows for The Beach Boys in 1970 and 1971. When the Flame disbanded in 1972, Chaplin and drummer/percussionist Ricky Fataar were invited to become full-time members of The Beach Boys. The two musicians remained with the band until 1976, helping to record three albums – Carl and the Passions: So Tough, Holland, and Live In Concert.
After leaving The Beach Boys, Chaplin began working with Dave Mason, Joe Walsh, The Band‘s Garth Hudson, and Rick Danko and participated in an early-’80s reunion by The Byrds. He recorded a self-titled debut album in 1977 with Hudson playing accordion on one track, “Riverboat Queen.” Chaplin‘s second solo album, Skollie, recorded with Keith Lentin and Bryan Miller, was released in 1992.
Following the death of The Band‘s pianist/drummer/vocalist Richard Manuel in 1986, Chaplin was recruited to play guitar and drums and to sing Manuel‘s vocal parts. Although he only remained with the group for one year, he returned to play on their 1996 album, High On The Hog. The following year, Chaplin played piano and bass on The Rolling Stones‘ album, Bridges To Babylon.
8:00 pm & 10PM