The warmth that greeted his arrival on stage was palpable and the love was tangible, gracious in the extreme he gave a concert ranging across the decades he's been active in and included the tremendous Going Home from the recent Old Ideas album.
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Both the Times and the Daily Telegraph reviews awarded him and his concert a 5 out of 5 and they were not over selling the occasion.
Interestingly the final encore was a song made famous by The Drifters performed excellently by his brilliant band, if you take the time to find out about 'Save the last dance for me' I'm sure you'll be touched too. Tangentially I have a connection when I worked in France, Richard a colleague at Euronews shared some of the tunes that had been written by him and Mort Schuman for a musical about Hong Kong, Mort co-wrote 'Save the last dance for me' and many other smash hits with Doc Pomus who was inspired to write the earlier mentioned song when he revisited notes on the wedding reception where he'd watched his brother dancing with his new wife from his wheelchair.