Paul Weller - Bradley Wiggins Meets Hero Paul Weller07 August 2012
Olympics cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins met his hero Paul Weller at a secret Stone Roses concert in east London last night (06.08.12).
Bradley Wiggins Meets Hero Paul Weller
Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins met Paul Weller at a Stone Roses concert on Monday night (06.08.12).
The cyclist - who scooped a gold medal in the time trial at the London 2012 games last week - was among a host of Team GB athletes at the adidas Underground gig and he was thrilled to meet one of his musical heroes.
He said: ''The first song that ever really stopped me in my tracks was when I was 11, in my first year at secondary school in 1991.
''I came back home from school and saw The Stone Roses doing 'Don't Stop' on the television. That stuck in my memory and I started getting into The Stone Roses just as they were coming into their best period.''
After taking to the stage just before midnight, The Stone Roses - singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, drummer 'Reni' and bassist 'Mani' - played an incredible greatest hits set which featured classic tracks like 'Waterfall', 'Love Spreads', 'This Is The One', 'Fools Gold' and 'I Am the Resurrection'.
The show was hosted by adidas to celebrate the Olympics and was free for a few hundred lucky London-based fans who had purchased tickets to the band's Heaton Park comeback shows in Manchester.