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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2022, 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: June 27, 2022, 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: June 27, 2022, 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: June 27, 2022, 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: June 27, 2022, 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: June 27, 2022, 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: June 28, 2022, 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: June 28, 2022, 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: June 28, 2022, 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


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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2022, 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.

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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2022, 12:14:03 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.

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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2022, 12:20:20 PM »

I once nearly bumped into Su Pollard at Nottingham station.
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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2022, 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.

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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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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


Wow - that’s amazing! On a much less exciting  level, I sat next to Christopher Biggins at a wedding reception. He was charming, very funny and had lots of great stories about his life in ‘the business’
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2022, 08:23:30 AM »

Lorraine Chase in the loos of the Albert Hall, where I was singing with a choir for a Born Free anniversary event. I remarked on her stunning embroidered jacket and she replied with something suitable in cockney then raced off.

I met a lot of other celebs that day, but they were all part of the concert so that would cheating a bit as, for a few hours, I was "one of them"  Cool  Cool  Cool

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Lorraine Chase in the loos of the Albert Hall, where I was singing with a choir for a Born Free anniversary event. I remarked on her stunning embroidered jacket and she replied with something suitable in cockney then raced off.

I met a lot of other celebs that day, but they were all part of the concert so that would cheating a bit as, for a few hours, I was "one of them"  Cool  Cool  Cool

 Roll Eyes

That was the concert that my daughter, Rachel sang in too. She rang us in the afternoon to say they'd arrived ok and she'd met some celebrities, including Rolf Harris - her exact words were 'He's a bit of a perv, a bit too touchy feely!'
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Lorraine Chase in the loos of the Albert Hall, where I was singing with a choir for a Born Free anniversary event. I remarked on her stunning embroidered jacket and she replied with something suitable in cockney then raced off.

I met a lot of other celebs that day, but they were all part of the concert so that would cheating a bit as, for a few hours, I was "one of them"  



That was the concert that my daughter, Rachel sang in too. She rang us in the afternoon to say they'd arrived ok and she'd met some celebrities, including Rolf Harris - her exact words were 'He's a bit of a perv, a bit too touchy feely!'
I didn't know Rachel was there Mick! And yes, Rolf was a toucher  Sad  Embarrassed  Shocked  
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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2022, 09:30:37 AM »

About 10 years ago I was at a gig in The Prince Albert in Stroud, Mike Peters fronting Joe Strummer's old Meslcaleros band, playing as Mondo Bongo. The pub was absolutely rammed. On the way into the toilet, a familiar face came out towards me, foolishly, I said "you're famous" and with a smile and a wink, the reply came "you're not, now f*** off out my way". I quickly found out it was Keith Allen, who apparently lives in the area.
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2022, 09:40:11 AM »


On the way into the toilet, a familiar face came out towards me, foolishly, I said "you're famous" and with a smile and a wink, the reply came "you're not, now f*** off out my way". I quickly found out it was Keith Allen, who apparently lives in the area.


This story doesn't change my opinion of Keith Allen.

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Lorraine Chase in the loos of the Albert Hall, where I was singing with a choir for a Born Free anniversary event. I remarked on her stunning embroidered jacket and she replied with something suitable in cockney then raced off.

I met a lot of other celebs that day, but they were all part of the concert so that would cheating a bit as, for a few hours, I was "one of them"  



That was the concert that my daughter, Rachel sang in too. She rang us in the afternoon to say they'd arrived ok and she'd met some celebrities, including Rolf Harris - her exact words were 'He's a bit of a perv, a bit too touchy feely!'
I didn't know Rachel was there Mick! And yes, Rolf was a toucher  Sad  Embarrassed  Shocked  

Yes, she worked for Admiral Insurance for a while and was in the Admiral Choir, although, if I recall correctly, they were renamed The Elephant Choir on this occasion
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