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« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 05:06:39 AM »

Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners was doing a show at the Irish Arts Center for a few weeks here in the early 2000’s. A pub I used to go to was where performers and audience typically went after the show. I had seen Ronnie one evening, but one night while coming out of the bathroom, which was in a narrow hallway that led to a back garden I almost swung the door right on Ronnie who was carrying a cup of tea. I apologized profusely and he was gracious and asked me where I was from, which for the Irish typically means what part of Ireland was I from. When I told him what part of Donegal my mom was raised in he knew all about it. So luckily I avoided being in the Irish papers as being ‘Man scalds Dubliner Drew in NY drunken debacle!
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« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 04:32:41 PM »

My small claim is that I have been winked at by 3 different celebrities.

1) Frank Muir , complete with pink bow tie, crossing the road opposite me outside Green Park tube station. Around 1975.

2) Prince Phillip , when I came face to face with him during a Royal Visit to Bromley  in the early 1980s

3) Freddie Garrity, of Freddie and the Dreamers, around 2004, Fairfield Halls Croydon  whilst he was flogging cds behind a merchandise stall and I was skulking around waiting for Mrs Jim G to finish nose powdering duties on our way out from one of those Solid Gold 60s shows.
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« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 05:01:21 PM »

I exchanged smiles with Donovan as he exited the gents at my B&B in New York, following his performance at Yasgur's Farm in 1998.

This was decades before he became my texting buddy. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 05:07:50 PM »


My small claim is that I have been winked at by 3 different celebrities.

2) Prince Phillip , when I came face to face with him during a Royal Visit to Bromley  in the early 1980s


I stood behind Kate Middleton at a supermarket checkout in St Andrews about 20 years ago. William was there too and he had to wait with a multi-pack of loo roll under his arm as herself was having problems getting her bank card accepted. I don't suppose she has that sort of trouble these days.

But neither of them winked at me.
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« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 05:08:51 PM »

Swindon Brunel Centre (early 90s) listlessly attempting my Christmas shopping & about to abandon all hope, when I spotted Andy Partridge (XTC) also out doing his Christmas shopping...It was just the tonic I needed & my day was a success from that moment on! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 11:13:47 PM »



1) Frank Muir , complete with pink bow tie, crossing the road opposite me outside Green Park tube station. Around 1975.



About 1977/8, Frank Muir and Denis Norden were at a gig in the Feathers, Datchet. They graciously let me (and many others) buy them drinks.

Frank lived round the corner in Egham Hythe, no idea where Denis lived.
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« Reply #26 on: Today at 08:20:39 AM »

I met Arthur Lee and Mick Head of Shack in a pub near the T&C2/Garage in 1994 (where Arthur was playing with High Llamas as his 'Love').  Both were clearly 'very under the influence'.  I got Arthur to sign a cassette copy of Forever Changes to me and offered to buy him a drink.  He asked for a Baileys.  He then proceeded to pour water into the glass, watch the disgusting mixture separate and congeal and then slowly downed the lot thanking me profusely.  He looked like he was about to slide under the table....an absolute shambles.  About 3 hours later he came onstage looking raring to go and kicked musical arse.  I've never seen such a recovery.  He pointed and thumbsed up at me and my mate.  Amazing what you can do with the right powders and potions...
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« Reply #27 on: Today at 08:49:57 AM »


I met Arthur Lee and Mick Head of Shack in a pub near the T&C2/Garage in 1994 (where Arthur was playing with High Llamas as his 'Love').  Both were clearly 'very under the influence'.  I got Arthur to sign a cassette copy of Forever Changes to me and offered to buy him a drink.  He asked for a Baileys.  He then proceeded to pour water into the glass, watch the disgusting mixture separate and congeal and then slowly downed the lot thanking me profusely.  He looked like he was about to slide under the table....an absolute shambles.  About 3 hours later he came onstage looking raring to go and kicked musical arse.  I've never seen such a recovery.  He pointed and thumbsed up at me and my mate.  Amazing what you can do with the right powders and potions...


One of my small claims is that the only time I have met you was at a Love gig, although I didnt realise until a few weeks ago , when i let you know. Still got the evidence.  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: Today at 08:54:18 AM »



I met Arthur Lee and Mick Head of Shack in a pub near the T&C2/Garage in 1994 (where Arthur was playing with High Llamas as his 'Love').  Both were clearly 'very under the influence'.  I got Arthur to sign a cassette copy of Forever Changes to me and offered to buy him a drink.  He asked for a Baileys.  He then proceeded to pour water into the glass, watch the disgusting mixture separate and congeal and then slowly downed the lot thanking me profusely.  He looked like he was about to slide under the table....an absolute shambles.  About 3 hours later he came onstage looking raring to go and kicked musical arse.  I've never seen such a recovery.  He pointed and thumbsed up at me and my mate.  Amazing what you can do with the right powders and potions...


One of my small claims is that the only time I have met you was at a Love gig, although I didnt realise until a few weeks ago , when i let you know. Still got the evidence.  Grin


Oh God, now you're making me doubt my sanity.  There's a lot going on.  Remind me!
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« Reply #29 on: Today at 11:21:14 AM »

A friend and I hustled our way backstage after an R.E.M. gig in 1985. We interviewed Michael Stipe for our college newspaper, and then took him out for a curry. It was Hallowe'en and Michael gave me the mask he had been wearing, although I sadly lost that.

After eating (Michael had dahl and lots of coffee), we walked him back to his hotel. When we shook hands to say goodbye, he told me that my handshake was too limp, and proceeded to teach me how to give a firm handshake, and tell me how important that was.

Jules
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A friend and I hustled our way backstage after an R.E.M. gig in 1985. We interviewed Michael Stipe for our college newspaper, and then took him out for a curry. It was Hallowe'en and Michael gave me the mask he had been wearing, although I sadly lost that.

After eating (Michael had dahl and lots of coffee), we walked him back to his hotel. When we shook hands to say goodbye, he told me that my handshake was too limp, and proceeded to teach me how to give a firm handshake, and tell me how important that was.

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« Reply #31 on: Today at 12:20:20 PM »

I once nearly bumped into Su Pollard at Nottingham station.
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« Reply #32 on: Today at 01:50:01 PM »



A friend and I hustled our way backstage after an R.E.M. gig in 1985. We interviewed Michael Stipe for our college newspaper, and then took him out for a curry. It was Hallowe'en and Michael gave me the mask he had been wearing, although I sadly lost that.

After eating (Michael had dahl and lots of coffee), we walked him back to his hotel. When we shook hands to say goodbye, he told me that my handshake was too limp, and proceeded to teach me how to give a firm handshake, and tell me how important that was.

Jules

I felt sure that was leading up to the old “That’s me in the Korma” joke!


Or was Jules trying to curry favour with the REM singer.  Grin
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