Ladies and gentlemen! No interviews or live reports today. Rock n’ roll is much more than that and it’s time you all know about this! I’m here today to tell you a story, an incredible story. Because great
bands have also great fans. At this regard, I would like to introduce you Mr. Landry! Hi Johnny Boy! How are you doing?
I AM GOOD.. STILL UP IN THE CLOUDS AFTER LAST WEEK!!
Let’s enter in the core of the matter. The only one word that’s necessary to say is WHITESNAKE! Tell us when, where, who, why you were born as a snake son, and how this quickly turned into a big slice of your life.
IN THE LATE 80’S BEING A TEENAGER IN TEXAS WE SAW ALL THE BANDS, BON JOVI, DEF LEPPARD, MOTLEY CRUE, BUT WHEN I FIRST SAW DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE.. I WAS LIKE OH MY GOD.. THEY KICKED ASS!!
AS I CONTINUED ON LIFE’S JOURNEY GROWING UP, WS SONGS HELPED SHAPE ME AS A PERSON IN LOVE & LIFE.
(Rhetorical question) Have you ever met David Coverdale?
YES, A FEW TIMES.. I WAS BLESSED TO FIRST MEET DAVID IN ’88 AND HE WAS SUPER NICE.. I WAS SO SHOCKED HOW COOL HE WAS EVEN WITH HIS BAND BEING #1 ON ALL THE MUSIC CHARTS. THIS WOULD BE THE BEGINGING OF OUR FAN/ARTIST RELATIONSHIP.
Who is David Coverdale for Johnny boy?
MR. COVERDALE IS THE SWEETEST PERSON, WITH AN AMAZING SOUL. AS HIS MUSIC HELP SHAPE ME IN MY LIFE, YOU COULD SAY HE IS LIKE AN OLDER BROTHER.
We shared the front row several times during Whitesnake concerts throughout the years. I am a great fan also of other bands, but I must say that only David Coverdale has been able to create a magic and a strong bond among his crowd: we are a real and effective family, Aren’t we?
DAVID COVERDALE IS THE ULTIMATE FRONT MAN.. HE KNOWS HOW TO WORK A CROWD..
YES WE ARE ALL PART OF THE GLOBAL WHITESNAKE CHOIR.. WE ARE A WS FAMILY!! THERE IS A SPECIAL GROUP OF US ‘SUPER FANS’ THAT WILL TRAVEL & DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SEE OUR BAND SEVERAL TIMES ON EACH TOUR WAITING HOUR & HOURS IN THE LINE QUEUE.
AT WHITESNAKE SHOWS I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO MEET SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE.. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE TO HAVE A BEER WITH AND CHAT ABOUT THE MUSIC/BAND/ETC..
…aaaand… something happened lately: you had your Guinness record!
100 Whitesnake concerts! Sooooo… tell us how you celebrated!
I LOVE TO TRAVEL AND LOVE A GOOD MUSIC SHOW!.. SO DURING MY 28 YEARS OF SEEING WHITESNAKE LIVE I HAVE MANAGED TO ATTEND 100 SHOWS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.. IN VEINNA LAST WEEK I CELBRATED MY 100TH GIG..
TO MY SURPRISE DC INVITED ME UP ON STAGE AS A SPECIAL GUEST AND ANNOUNCED THIS TO THE CROWD.. IT WAS VERY THRILLING!
As DC makes us aware of, sometimes life can be tough, you can live both high and low moments, but still, it’s a gift and a wonderful trip: along your path, during a Whitesnake concert, you met someone special… and here I’m way too romantic he he!
OH YES!! ON DECEMBER 2nd, 2011 AT A WHITESNAKE SHOW IN ZURICH I MET A
SPECIAL LADY.. THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.. EVA!!
SUCH A MUSICAL PASSION WITH YOUR PARTNER.. WE GOT MARRIED THIS YEAR IN
WHAT WE CALLED A ‘WHITESNAKE WEDDING’ :)
We get to the end now. Thanks for sharing this with us on www.heavy-metal.it, a life in the name of the Snake I would say! God bless you, Johnny boy! DC already did it :)
See you on the road!
YES.. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR PASSION, YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE IT
WILL TAKE YOU!!
THANK YOU LAURA.. SEE YOU SOON!!
Johnny Boy’s gigs list
Johnny Boy’s WS scrapbook
100th DC & John