Memorial concert for prog fan Spike Worsley announced

Spike Worsley
(Image credit: Ben Worsley)

A memorial evening for late prog fan Spike Worsley will take place at The Sherriff Centre in Hampstead on the evening of Saturday May 20.

Spike was a popular member of the UK's prog community, an avid music fan and staunch supporter of progressive music who sadly passed away last year. The open to all memorial evening in his honour is being organised by his son Ben.

"The night will be an informal and relaxed evening where we can mingle and remember Spike, in addition to live music, stories, videos and a silent auction of some of Spike's possessions," says Ben.

"The idea is to have an open mic style arrangement where people can perform one or two songs each, so we should be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to perform. I also plan on getting in touch with some of Dad's favourite bands to ask them to perform."

All profits will go to Cancer Research UK & North London Hospice.

"North London Hospice were a wonderful support whilst Spike was ill enabling him to remain in his flat surrounded by his beloved vinyl," Ben adds. "He desperately did not want to go into hospital, so we are hoping to raise money to be able to grant others their wish to stay at home in their final days."

Tickets cost a minimum of £1, however you can donate more through the Eventbrite link below should you wish and donations will be welcomed on the door. There is a maximum capacity of 200.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.