[In The Evening ] from MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival [ 40th Anniversary of KNEBWORTH 1979 ] at EX Theater Roppongi now available on Youtube
The special show was real special and impressed, MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival and the team of EX Theater recreated Led Zeppelin's legendary show that was held at Knebworth outdoor theater in 1979 on the stage of EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo on December 20th, 2019. Frankie Banali amazed full house audience by his powerful drumming through over 3 hours show and outstanding drum solo performance, in fact made the crowd to forget he had been suffering stage 4 cancer and the audience applauded him with standing ovation. The first cut from the show [In The Evening ] filmed by Kikuchi Film Works is now available on MR. JIMMY Official Youtube channel.
[In The Evening] MR.JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival ---Back To Knebworth1979---
New photography collection of Jimmy Sakurai by Randy Johnson from JBLZE Autumn tour 2019
New beautiful photo from Randy Johnson, world famous MLB player and now outstanding photographer visited JBLZE show at Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ on September 26th 2019. Randy has been a good friend of Jimmy Sakurai to share their enthusiastic study of the depth of the art of Led Zeppelin since he had visited MR. JIMMY shows in Japan in 2010. He has kept on shooting the magical moments of Jimmy Sakurai on the stage with his great eyes of new profession.
[ Mr. Jimmy ] Movie has been getting compliment at world wide film festivals, wining prizes inside and outside of U.S.A.
MR. JIMMY MOVIE was honored to receive the Lotte Grand Jury Prize in Jecheon, Korea International Film Festival in August 2019. The esteemed jury consisted of Mr. Stanley Kwan (ROUGE), Mr. Nashen Moodley (Director, Sydney Film Festival), Mr. Danis Tanović (NO MAN'S LAND), and Ms. Beck Una (Film Journalist). Here is Mr. Kwan's presentation speech:
"This fascinating journey, over the course of 35 years, is filled with drama and evermore complex expression of his devotion, contributing to a film that constantly engages and educates us. For this layered, detailed, and entertaining portrait of a man who takes devotion and precision to an extreme level, the jury awards the LOTTE award to MR. JIMMY directed by Peter Michael Dowd."
MR. JIMMY MOVIE has been invited continuously by world wide film festivals The film was awarded the jury prize of Best Music Documentary at Nashville Film Festivalin in October 2019 and at the same time chosen as an audience favorite. Then also won the Programmers' Choice award at the Naples International Film Festival in Naples, Florida in November.
MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival proudly welcome the brave cancer fighter Frankie Banali as the cast of special show at EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo on December 20th
Frankie Banali, who has played outstanding drums for MRJIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival since the debut show in US at Whisky A Go Go on April 30 2017 revealed that he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. However, Jimmy Sakurai and Frankie have been sharing a strong confidence to realize the upcoming special show in Japan together. Jimmy Sakurai proclaims to fans, "Dear fans in Japan, my dearest and most respectful brother Frankie Banali-san's is fighting to disease. But we have a confidence that you will surely see his great drumming at MRJIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival show at the EX Theater Roppongi on Friday, December 20th! Frankie & I, August, Otsuka, and the team of EX Theater believe this special show will be the best show of ours so far. Please look forward to the day in anticipation, and send him an ale and love!"
MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival special show in 2019 at EX Theater Roppongi revives [Knebworth 1979]
Annual special event of MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival at EX Theater Roppongi is held on Friday, December 20th 2019. MR. JIMMY the band and production team at EX Theater will take you back to the legendary night of Led Zeppelin's show at Knebworth outdoor theater in 1979 by amazing stage sets, specially outfits, and real vintage equipment.
The Cast of MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival
[Back to Knebworth 1979];
Jimmy Sakurai (Guitar)
August Young (Vocal)
Jin Otsuka (Bass & Keyboard)
Frankie Banali (Drums)