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HAPPY 60. BIRTHDAY
Three reasons for congratulations !!!
1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DON POWELL !!!!
Donald George Powell born 10th September 1946
at Bilston, Staffordshire, England
2. 40 YEARS WITH SLADE
3. Don has just been given a Golden Award for more than 100.000 copies sold of the double CD/DVD The Very Best Of Slade.
Congratulations to Don from the fans worldwide :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON POWELL
10th September 2006 !!!!
We wish a great Anniversary to the greatest drummer in the Universe, the driving force behind Slade and a very fine and sympathetic Character ! BIG thanks for all those fine moments with Slade in concerts and with the earth-shaking classic melodies on records. We hope to see you with
Slade soon again alive on stage, and hear new Powell & Co songs on a record as we have read in LL's interview to be coming ! Our warmest congratulations, all the best to you Don and your very sympathetic Lady Hanne and your family, and... Keep up "the rhythm that will wear out the heels of your boots in ten minutes" !
From Helsinki, Finland
Ilpo & Monika
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GREATEST DRUMMER!
Thanks for the Rock! Thanks for the Roll! We wish you the very very best!!!
Philippe & Sylvie - Belgium
Best wishes and greetings to your 60. birthday.
Thanks for your great, interesting,
and powerfull drumming with SLADE Thanks for wonderfull music with SLADE over
40 years. You are my favourite drummer since 1973, I have got many inspirations from you for
K.O.R. Klaus ( the german drumming man)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don,
all the best from Germany. And thanks so much for your very nice promotion-picture for the Charity CD "COLOURS OF LIFE".
The big 6 0 has arrived and you don't look a day over 30!
Wishing a a very, very Happy birthday.
Catch ya soon for a beer or two..................... All the best for Danny, Andy, Tino, Chris &
Simon and all Paddy Goes To Holyhead fans.
Here Jean from Bree, your driver from Germany to Belgium......Here Jean
from Bree...your chocalateman..
Wish you a verry happy birthday on the 10 of septembre.
Wish you all the best,make a nice day with Hanne and
we all hope to see you soon back in Belgium,normally in december, and
till know 3 times in 2007.
Hope we have in Bree in 2007 again so a FANTASTIC gig with SLADE,
THE SWEET and THE RUBETTES.
So, again have a nice day and a great time.
See you soon,
Happy Birthday Don!
On behalf of the International SLADE Mailinglist and all it's members, I would like to
wish you a great day! The International SLADE Mailinglist has been around since 1991 and it's probably the oldest Slade media on the net!
With Kind Regards,
Lars O Stroemoe
The Administrator of the list
Site : http://mailinglist.stroemoe.com/
But for the first at all health. For the future a lot of luck and success and that all your wishes will come true.
I hope you will find time for a big party with your family and friends for celebrate your anniversary.
The pictures what you will see here, is from the 26th October 2000 after a SLADE / SWEET concert in Leinfelden-Echterdingen
( close Stuttgart), taken in the hotel.
Since many years you are standing or rather you are sitting on stage. You are a fantastic drummer. You toured with SLADE together around the whole world and you gave so much pleasure for many people and I really hope, that this will be still so for a long time. As a concert-fotografer I toure also much around, not worldwide, only in Germany, but nevertheless, I get a lot of informations. Since many years, it doesn`t matter, where I`m and we are talking about SLADE, then I can hear from many people, what for a very symphatic
and lovable people you are. This is something so wonderful and this is`nt so at always and obvious, just in this business.
Keep so a very native, friendly and polite personality.
I wish for you all the best !
With warmest greetings
my warmest congratulations for your great day. I wish for you all loving and all the best,
have a great birthday from all of us at Flaminslade.
We played a gig a couple of weeks ago and an American chap
came and spoke to us at the end of the set,he didn't realise how many great songs Slade had made.
He apparently popped out the next day and bought the greatest hits.
I know this as my sons girlfriend had her car test a couple of days ago and the examiner recognised her from the
gig all he could talk about throughout the test was Slade.
My sons girlfriend passed her test first time.
Again Happy Birthday and all the best
"Hi Don, Congratulations and I wish you a great birthday. Thanks for the wonderfull music with Slade and
also best regards to the other members of your group.
See you soon,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON
JUST TO WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND TO SAY THAT THIS OLD SLADE FAN IN LINCOLN, U.K. HAS
FANTASTIC MEMORIES OF MISSPENDING MY YOUTH IN THE GOOD OLD 70'S ( HELL ! I'M 48 NOW ! )
AND MY MUSIC SYSTEM HAS NEVER BIN THE SAME SINCE,I DROVE MY PARENTS BONKERS AND MY
GRANDPARENTS THORT I WAS COMPLETELY MAD ! I STILL LUV THE MISIC AND EVEN MY 16 YEAR OLD LASS LISTENS TO IT TOO. CANT BE BAD EH ? ! ! HAV A FANTSTIC DAY, GET DRUNK AND DO WOT THE HELL YOU LIKE.
TA TA FOR NOW. KEEP ON ROCKIN AND I'LL KEEP ON FEELIN THE NOIZE ! ! ! LOTS O' LUV.CAZ ARCHER.
P.S LUV TO DAVE, HE ALAWAYS ROCKED MY BOAT !
ItŽs great to see what big quality of music and big quality of musicans Slade has. And you stand on the top of this big boyz. I hope that I will be able to see you and
all still many times in our lives and wish you all the best for yours!!! Celebrate with us as much as you like... Keep on drumminŽ
Peter King from Austria
You are a real powerhouse on the drums for Slade, spreading such an energy on every Slade gig I had the pleasure to join.
Pleeze keep up this brilliant work for all the fans worldwide and in special for yourself. Im sure you do enjoy it
so much as well as we do! Congratulations for all three reason Monika has mentioned for the next 40 years in Slade! Keep on rockin
Carsten from http://www.slade4ever.de
Congratulations to your 60th birthday. I wish you all the best first of all, health. Thankx for the great music during all the years, for your excellent and powerful drumming and for the beautiful meetings with you. I hope to meet you still often on the Slade-Concerts. A lot of greetings from Martin the banner "Thankx for 40 years of noize", especially to Hanne and
God bless you
Martin "The banner" from Germany !
Happy birthday ! 60 years
and still going strong. We love you, thanks for many lovely hourŽs with you
Love from, Kirsten and Per Fredericia, Denmark
Since my childhood I`m listening the music of SLADE. You are always insignificant in the band, even thought you have with your drumms very formed the sound.
In 1995 we celebrated together with SWEET Sylvester at Hamburg and also after so long time is this day in a very good memory for me. What was very impressed for me about you on this evening, was your big modesty charisma.
I met already a lot of musicans, but for you it`s really the importants your job, you was there always for the fans.
This is not always so. Your job on the drums is sure other as only play drums, it`s easy but effective with a high
importance on recognize. Was it by Status Quo the sound of the three fingering, so is it in SLADE your kind
to play the drums. Keep so a bold and young man as you are, god`s blessing, health and keep on stage and tour till in the high age this best wishes from Bernd Zahn
orginal member of www.sickboyz.de full tourservice
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON !
Few time ago I recorded an interview with Don and I noticed very quick, what for a native people he is.
With his professionality he was at home on the big stages of this world and he can look back to a great career.
This had not every drummer. We can`t compare Don with drummers of the today`s bands.Very often we will find computer or so-called "drum-machines". Don Powell is already today a legend. Don, you gave us with SLADE and the music of this band so much pleasure.
Many THANKS for this !!!
Hidde Paulmann, Radio Ostfriesland
I wish you all the best to your 60s Birthday. I have once met you Backstage in Pratteln Switzerland
and know you as a great and nice person!! I wish you many more rock n roll years!!
Happy Birthday Don, from Australia
I would like to wish Don a happy birthday. Slade music has given me so much pleasure for all my life.
I wish him all the best. I wish him many more years of happiness and success.
Thanks, Walter DePasquale
Hi Don, There are also more greetings for your birthday from the Sladefans in Belgium. You can read it here:
Congratulations to your birthday , all the best, especially health, energy, ideas, freedom,
also time for relaxing......
your ever forever fan
Karl Cyperski from Hamburg/Germany www.dreamt-oddyssey.de.to
We would like it so much to play as Supportband for SLADE at Germany !!!
and Best Wishes to Don from Germany !
We're great Fans of SLADE and Glamrock. All the Best and Greetings for you from
Slade fans in Iceland send you all the best keeeeeep on rocking !
Happy Birthday Don!
I was this year to 40 Sladeconvention in Bilston - where you saw before 60 years the light of
the world. A long time.
But if I see you on the stage, is the time stand remained. So hard no Drummer works. 1963 with "Johnny Travelle and The Vendors" began everything.
Since then you prepared up to the today's day much joy for many humans in the whole world. I hope it continue still for a long time!
I wish you much health and also in the private life with Hanne all property! K O R
now you`re 60 years and still the hardest hitting drummer worldwide!!! I would like to wish you all the best, more happy years with Hanne and Andreas.
Keep well and fit - and may all your wishes come true. Many thanks for your amazing music all over the years and especially for being such a kind and pleasant guy.
I`ll always remember spending the whole day with you, Moni and Ilpo in Vuokatti, Finland.
Thanks for the memories :-)
from Munich, Germany
Happy Birthday Don,
Wish ya all the best in order to your all dreams have been granted! It was fantastic to meet you in Poland
and to hear the current Slade really ROCKS!
Congratulations Don and maybe... see you very soon.
Don if you read this first of all " Happy birthday for the 10th Sept." , don't know if you remember me
the last time we spoke was at Skegness July 2003 ,you gave me your drum stick as a memory for the day.
Still doing as much as I can for slade here in australia ,requesting slade songs on the radio etc.
Here is my email address if you want some photo's or video from adelaide when you where here 1993 ,let me know.
Regards from australia , have a happy wonderful day , mine is in october . Emiel ( Dutchie)
Congratulation on youre birthday on the 10 September. Thanks for the drumsticks to my son,
Mickey best of luck and thanks for the Memories
from Erik & Mickey
All the best to your 60th birthday. Hey buddy ... you're looking younger than ever
Greetings from the whole RMNradio team. Keep up the good rockin' work.
Hepp, moderator www.rmnradio.de The SLADE friendly radio :-)))
Happy birthday Don
We wish all the best for one of the gratest drumer of the world !!!
Keep on rockin
Greetings from Germany
The Wild Boys
Before to have the opportunity to meet you, I wish you a Happy Birthday.
Have a great day with friends and family. See you in Newcastle !
Fiorella from Switzerland
Dear Don George Powell
to a wonderful ambassador of rock. Hope to see slade soon in Melbourne Australia
I wish you for your anniversary all the best and say "THANKS" to you for 40 years
best of rockmusic with SLADE. I`m not only a fan of you, because you are on of the
( if not the only one) powerful drummer of this world; you formed with your special and unique style the songs of SLADE.
Also your personality, your friendliness, honesty and energy, where you also in hard moments
in your life masterd, this is exemplary for me and I`m proud to be a fan of you ! I wish for you many healthy
years and hopefully still many concerts where I can see you "live" on stage !
K.O.R. and greetings from Germany
Happy Birthday Don Powell
Die Sonne von Andreas in Konjunktion zum Sonne von Don
Andreas und Don idenfifizieren sich sehr stark miteinander da sie sehr ähnliche Persönlichkeiten sind.
Es ist leicht zusammen zu sein da keine Erklärungen notwendig sind. Sie teilen die gleichen Schwächen
aber auch die gleichen Qualitäten. Es ist ein tiefes gegenseitiges Verständniss da und dies vitalisiert und bestätigt Sie beide.
Je mehr er/sie sich selbst akzeptiert, je mehr profitiert die Beziehung davon.
Ein Slade Fan aus derSchweiz
zu Deinen Geburtstag wünsche ich Dir alles erdenklich Gute,
vor allen Gesundheit und noch viel Kraft, so dass Du uns noch weiterhin
mit sehr guten Konzerten begeistern kannst. Letztens winkten wir uns noch in Zschopau und in Waltershausen zu.In Waltershausen kamst Du nach dem Konzert noch zu mir und übergabst mir Deine Drumsticks. Das erstemal sahen wir uns
1977 im Weimarer Hotel Elefanten, seither begeisterst Du mich mit Deiner Art und Weise wie Du am Drum arbeitest. Du bist DER Drummer und bitte bleibe uns noch lange treu.
Nochmals alles Gute Dein großer Fan
Volker Rosenau aus Weimar- Germany
first of all: congratulations to your birthday !!!
wishing you all the best for your 60th birthday today!
Keep on rockin'
Greeting from Bonn (Germany)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON,
all the best to you !
AlI wish for you health, a lot of power and everytime faithful fans, so you will sure still with 80 years rock trough this world "FAR FAR AWAY"
"Playin`so loud" - your greatest noize - "Everyday" in our "Universe".
Rocksänger "ROCKET & PLATVORM"
congratulations with you 60th birthday.
I'm glad for you you still
enjoying the music and your live appearences. Slade the original line up has
always been a great part of my life.