Monday, October 18, 2010

Black N’ Blue inducted into Oregon Music Hall Of Fame

80s rockers Black ‘N Blue were among the honorees inducted recently into the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame (see “Kiss’ Thayer going into Hall Of Fame” here).

For the October 9 event, held at Portland’s Roseland Theatre, Black ‘N Blue reformed their original lineup: guitarist Tommy Thayer, singer Jaime St. James, drummer Pete Holmes, bassist Patrick Young and guitarist Jeff Warner.

Thayer – now a member of Kiss – reflected on the occasion. “A fantastic introduction by Peter Tashjian, son of our beloved manager Garo, told the story of how in 1983, five irrepressible young rockers (barely out of high school) made their way to Hollywood to take their shot at the big time.”

“After our introduction, induction and receipt of OMHOF plaques,” continued Tommy, “We jumped onstage for a 30-minute set of B 'N B faves, including "Hold On To 18", "Miss Mystery" and "Nasty Nasty" among others. It was a great feeling to get together with Jaime, Pete, Patrick and Woop and let the good times roll again; and to celebrate all things Black 'N Blue!

Other inductees include folk legend Tim Hardin (“Reason To Believe,” “If I Were A Carpenter”), singer Linda Hornbuckle, Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, as well as a couple of side players and industry folk.

Black Black 'n' Blue

Black ‘N Blue – Hold On To 18 (1984)

Black ‘N Blue – Miss Mystery (1985)