He wasn’t very well when I went to see him live in 1974/5..ish. So unwell he never turned up and we got George Melley and his jazzmen instead….who were not the sort of act I would ever have gone to see…but they were brilliant.
Who has touched and who has dabbled, here in the City of shows
openings, closings, bad reparteee, everybody knows
41 years ago, I bought an album with a banana on it and was spellbound. None of the other kids at school could work out why the f*ck I was so excited about Venus in Furs. Saw him at The Rainbow in ’74 (?) A sad loss, but at least he made it to 70 – I felt worse when the news broke about Hendrix.
What the hell is wrong with the BBC? Just caught the end of one show & rather than show any Lou Reed video as a tribute they decide to show the goppingly awful BBC Children in Need version of Perfect Day – seems more like an insult than a tribute…