GENTLE GIANT Comes Home (In A Big Way) Inducted into the Portsmouth Hall of Fame
GENTLE GIANT Comes Home (In A Big Way)
Inducted into the Portsmouth Hall of Fame
(photo by Sharon Shulman: L TO R: Ray Shulman, Adrian Collis, Geoff Dorsett Phil Shulman, Derek Shulman, Kerry Minnear)
Prog-rock legends Gentle Giant were inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame. Phil, Derek and Ray Shulman, plus keyboardist Kerry Minnear were on hand, and inducted by area media personalities Adrian Collis and Geoff Dorsett of Express FM’s Monday night Soft Rock Show.
Gentle Giant’s lead signer Derek Shulman said, “This city is where we started it all, in fact memories of starting and ending the band are all about Portsmouth. We all went to school here, it’s where we made our lives. It’s an honor.”
The British southern port city and naval base is where Gentle Giant and (their first band) Simon Dupree & The Big Sound were formed.
Other Portsmouth Hall of Fame inductees have been: Roger Hodgson, Joe Jackson, Peter Sellers, Charles Dickens, Edgar Alan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Neil Gaiman.
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