Thursday, December 04, 2008
Vale Michael Lee
Michael Lee died last Tuesday, apparently from an epileptic seizure. He first came to my attention when he played with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the No Quarter/Unledded album and tour. He had previously worked with Robert Plant on his Fate Of Nations tour earlier in the 90s. As a result, Robert asked him to join the Unledded project. I saw Page and Plant in Melbourne in 1995 and have watched the video and, now, the DVD countless times. No-one can touch John Bonham as a drummer but I always thought that Michael Lee came close. He really did a great job.
Michael Lee was buried today in Darlington, England. He was 39.
Jimmy attended the funeral. Robert did not.