NICKY Hopkins (1944-1994), considered by many to be one of the greatest session rock musicians of all time, will be honoured with a memorial park bench at his birthplace in Perivale.

At noon on Saturday, September 8, in Perivale Park, the bench will be unveiled by his widow, Moira Hopkins, in the presence of the Mayor of Ealing.

Nicky, who died in 1994, aged 50, recorded and performed with many of the world's best-known artists of the 1960s to the 1990s, including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Garfunkel, The Kinks and The Who.

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Celebrating Nicky's life, the seat of the bench will look like a large piano keyboard while the backrest will display photographs of Nicky, his biography, the top 20 tracks he played on, as chosen by his fans, as well as a quote from DJ Bob Harris.

The bench is being crowdfunded through PledgeMusic, the online direct-to-fan music platform.

From noon next Monday, for a pledge of £100 via Nicky Hopkins fans can have their names listed on the reverse side of the backrest.