BLUES AND ROCK LEGEND LESTER CHAMBERS ATTACKED ONSTAGE BY WOMAN DINALYNN POTTER SCREAMING ‘IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!’ AFTER HE DEDICATED A SONG TO TRAYVON MARTIN HOURS BEFORE THE VERDICT WAS ANNOUNCED

Accused: 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped up and shoved Lester Chambers to the ground on Saturday according to police Injuries: Lester Chambers suffered nerve damage and a bruised rib in the incident and is now recovering at home

Woman accused of hate crime after she ‘attacks 73-year-old musician on stage after song dedicated to Trayvon Martin

By James Nye DailyMail PUBLISHED:  15 July 2013

Accused: 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped up and shoved Lester Chambers to the ground on Saturday according to police Accused: 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped up and shoved Lester Chambers to the ground on Saturday according to police

Blues and rock legend Lester Chambers was attacked by a woman at his own concert on Saturday in California, as he prepared to sing a song dedicated to Trayvon Martin.

The 73-year-old lead singer of 1960s group The Chambers Brothers suffered severe bruising after 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped the stage and shoved him to the ground yelling ‘It’s all your fault.’

The alleged assault in fact took place just hours before George Zimmerman was sensationally acquitted of all charges – but nonetheless demonstrates the tensions bubbling under the surface that have exploded after the not-guilty verdict.

According to the police and witnesses, Chambers had just dedicated Curtis Mayfield‘s ‘People Get Ready‘ to Trayvon Martin when Potter popped up and shoved the older man to the ground.

‘She had a crazed look in her eye,’ said Kurt Kangas, a friend of Chambers who ran to his aid according to the Mercury News. ‘I saw the devil there.’ 

Chambers is reported to have told the audience that he was going to change the lyrics ‘there’s a train a comin’, to ‘there’s a change a comin,’ said Chamber’s wife, Lola.

 
Injuries: Lester Chambers suffered nerve damage and a bruised rib in the incident and is now recovering at homeInjuries: Lester Chambers suffered nerve damage and a bruised rib in the incident and is now recovering at home

‘She must have been an acrobat. She did it in one leap. He didn’t see her coming,’ Lola Chambers said.

Potter is white, according to police.

 ‘Dylan Here…. Lester was just assaulted on stage at The Russell City Hayward Blues Festival by a crazed woman after dad dedicated People Get Ready to Trayvon Martin. He is on the way to the hospital now,’ wrote Dylan Chambers, Lester’s son, on the musician’s official Facebook page.
 
Music: The Hayward Russell City Blues Festival - where Chambers was allegedly assaulted on Saturday Music: The Hayward Russell City Blues Festival – where Chambers was allegedly assaulted on Saturday

 

 
Portrait of American rock vocal group the Chambers Brothers, whose biggest hit was 'Time Has Come Today.' - circa 1967Portrait of American rock vocal group the Chambers Brothers, whose biggest hit was ‘Time Has Come Today.’ – circa 1967

Chambers was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

Members of the audience subdued Potter after the incident and she was detained by the police. She was charged with suspicion of battery and released according to Lt. Ruben Pola of Hayward Police.

After the attack, Dylan Chambers posted onto Facebook that the singer was recovering at home in the wake of the attack.

‘A bruised rib muscle and nerve damage and he is sore all over…’ wrote Dylan Chambers as the family said that the attack was racially motivated and called on police to file hate crime charges.

Chambers was a member of the 1960s soul group Chambers Brothers and has had a well-publicized fight with record executives over decades of royalty payments he said he has never received.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2364408/Woman-accused-hate-crime-attacks-73-year-old-musician-stage-song-dedicated-Trayvon-Martin.html#ixzz2Z92zmvFW
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