Ken Khristian Memorial Benefit

Ken Khristian memorial benefit feat members of The Other Stones & Unauthorized Rolling Stones

The local music community lost some of its spirit with the recent passing of Ken Khristian (Kenneth Albert Krogstad), the guitarist for The Unauthorized Rolling Stones and The Other Stones.

A memorial concert for Khristian has been set for Wednesday, Nov. 6 with doors opening at 7 p.m. at 19 Broadway Niteclub at 17 Broadway Blvd. in Fairfax.

Khristian, 63, a resident of Sebastopol, passed unexpectedly Sept. 26th. Friends and fans will gather in an appropriate musical tribute. There will be no cover, but contributions will be accepted for The Ken Khristian Scholarship Fund for Music. There will also be a silent auction.

The event will include a video of the popular guitarist with photos and more. The Ken Khristian Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., featuring some of Khristian’s own songs, which have never been released, including: What Love Can Do and Heartbreaker with vocals by Christopher Perry.

Alicia Perrone and Victor James, from the Las Vegas-based band Fans of Jimmy Century, will join the band to sing Under the Milky Way and Purple Rain in memory of their friend.

Khristian was a member of two Rolling Stones tribute bands: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones and The Other Stones. Members of both bands will go on at 9 p.m. featuring vocalists Rudy Colombini and Johnny Moroko performing tunes such as Angie, Jumpin Jack Flash and Brown Sugar. Colombini will sing the song Take Me Home, written by him and Khristian.

Other musicians joining them and the Khristian band will include: Brad Bryant, guitar; Craig Manrique, drums; Dan Duffin, guitar; Eddie Berman, drums; Jean Hjorth, guitar; Jeff Nassi,drums; John Schayer, bass; Kenny Crampton, bass; Mark Banning, guitar; Michael Richards, vocals; Ellen Elizabeth, vocals; and Mike Davis, keys.

Food will be provided by Ghiringhelli’s Pizzeria. Donations for The Ken Khristian Scholarship Fund for Music can be mailed to: 14855 Quezada Way, Canyon Country, Ca, 91387.

Khristian was born in SanFrancisco. His musical career can be traced to the ‘70s when Keith Richards, Sly Stone and more influenced him. He worked with the producers of the Rolling Stones and was a talented musician, singer and songwriter.



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