Thursday December 25th 2014
I remember Georgie
Fame. And I remember Radio Caroline, which was a pirate
radio station somewhere out there in the North Sea. In
my mind it was a big glittering ship with lots of lights
on it. But the photograph of Radio Caroline shows a
small rusty looking boat that might have been a trawler,
and which looked likely to sink at any moment.
Georgie Fame was
a white guy who could sing blues. At least I thought he
could. He got himself all involved with finding his way in
the big world of music promotion. They gave him outfits,
told him how many guitars he could have, they got rid of his
bongo player. who looked a little too ethnic for the dolly
birds. Anyway, someone bought one of my books today. Best
Christmas present ever. Don't know who.