Posts Tagged ‘Heroes’

Turn Up The Volume: Cover Of The Week

September 6th, 2023

Toyah and Robert Fripp bring us fun, hilarity and music every Sunday for more than two years now from their kitchen with covers of pop & rock classics.

It’s not that they weren’t already famous before the Covid-19 lockdown started.

Toyah and Fripp have both remarkable careers on their résume and they’re definitely not done yet, as Toyah proved crystal clear with her 2021 Posh Pop album and Robert still touring with King Crimson, his band of a lifetime.

And regularly they leave their beloved kitchen to play live together, as happened last May at the Stone Valley South Festival in Great Amwell, England where they played, as part of their set, their vivid cover of David Bowie‘s 1977 mega-hit Heroes, on which Fripp played guitar back then.

Toyah and Robert recently celebrated their 37th anniversary together, cause they’re lovers, and that is a fact, yes they’re lovers, and that is that.

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Live 2023: Stone Valley South Festival – Heroes

June 12th, 2023

Toyah & Robert perform David Bowie’s Heroes at Stone Valley South Festival 2023 – Robert Fripp played Lead Guitar on the original recording of Heroes, from the album of the same name and also released as a single in 1977.

Sunday Lunch: Heroes – Further Press

September 12th, 2022

More press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II with David Bowie’s Heroes. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

David Bowie News: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp dedicate cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to Queen Elizabeth II – Continue…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover David Bowie’s Heroes In Honour Of Queen Elizabeth II: The musical duo hit pause on their weekly Sunday Lunch series to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch – Continue…

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp dedicate cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to Queen Elizabeth II: The couple paused their usual style of program to pay their respects with the song – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp salute Queen Elizabeth II by re-sharing their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp pause their regular Sunday Lunch series in acknowledgement of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ in dedication to Queen Elizabeth II – Continue…

Sunday Lunch: For Queen Elizabeth II

September 9th, 2022

** Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp wish to extend condolences to the Royal Family, and respect the dedication HRH Elizabeth II showed her country during her unprecedented reign. **

The Sunday Lunch series is paused to play “Heroes” in acknowledgement of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Louder: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Perform Heroes for VE Day

May 10th, 2020

The King Crimson guitarist and his wife honour VE heroes with version of the David Bowie song

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah have released a video of themselves performing a cover of David Bowie’s Heroes (a song Crimson themselves released back in 2017) to celebrate VE Day.

Fripp’s Uncle Bill, aka RAF Flight Sergeant Alfie Fripp, and Toyah’s own relative Beric Wilcox had both been in the armed services, Alfie Fripp even helped in the planning of The Great Escape. Radio 2 even played Bowie’s original version of Heroes in Fripp’s honour when he died, which of course featured his nephew on guitar.

Both Fripp and Toyah have been entertaining fans with humorous videos of themselves during lockdown, including the pair dancing and even performing ballet. Most can be seen on Toyah’s You Tube page.

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VE Day 75: Toyah & Robert Fripp Vs King Crimson – Heroes

May 8th, 2020

Toyah and Robert Fripp paying tribute, via a moving performance of David Bowie’s Heroes, on VE Day 75, to all those who gave so much.

Backing track: King Crimson Live In Berlin on September 12th. 2016.

Personnel: Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk & Robert Fripp. Fairy dustings provided by Bill Rieflin.

Recorded and mixed by Chris Porter. Produced by Chris Porter with Robert Fripp & David Singleton. Used by permission.

Vocal track & video: Toyah Willcox, at home in the kitchen, Middle England; May 5th. 2020 on iPhone. Vocal & backing track mix: Jakko Jakszyk.

The guitar used in the video is RF’s Les Paul serial no. 9-1986; used on all KC albums 1969-74; and on the Heroes session in Berlin with David Bowie, Tony Visconti & Brian Eno at the Hansa Studios, July 1977.

The two VE Day Heroes being celebrated within the Fripp and Willcox families:

Uncle Bill, aka RAF Flight Sergeant Alfie Fripp, who helped in planning The Great Escape.

Beric Willcox of the Royal Navy, based in Alexandria, who guarded convoys in the Mediterranean

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