2010 Inductees to the British Country Music Hall Of Fame.


Albert Lee ~ inductee No 22 View Certificate 0022
Albert Lee

Albert Lee was born during World War II in Leominster, Shropshire. His pianist father taught Albert from the age of seven and by the time he had mastered the piano, rock ¹n¹ roll had arrived. He then went on to learn the guitar from the records of all the American stars from Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Rick Nelson and later James Burton and Chet Atkins.

Albert was session man and top sidesman, playing with Jimmy Page before his Led Zeppelin days. His first number one came as part of Chris Farlowe¹s Thunderbirds. He then discovered Country music and backed all the American touring stars including George Hamilton IV and Skeeter Davis. He was also the main guitarist in Jon Derek¹s Country Fever.

In the 1970s he was a major part of Head Hands & Feet with the elite of London musicians including Dave Peacock of Chas & Dave. Albert Lee currently tours, when in the UK, with Hogan¹s Heroes and also plays in Bill Hyman¹s Rhythm Kings. Check his recent cds, Heartbreak Hotel on Sugar Hill (2003) and his compilation, The Road Runner on a 2008 Castle Records¹ release.

   
Mike Storey ~ inductee No 23 View Certificate 0023
Mike Storey
Mike Storey will, perhaps, be best remembered for his part in the Mike & Margaret Storey Entertainments Agency, based in Longwood, Huddersfield from where he placed Country artists in venues all over the UK. Always trying to raise the bar, he was one of the first agents dealing with the rising Country market. He fought the prejudices of bookers who only wanted to deal direct with the artist, failing to recognise the advantage of a good company with a great portfolio of stars.
He died peacefully in his sleep on  November 26th 2005.