The Downing Street Years

I promised some revelations re No. 10 in my recent blog regarding my friendship with Margaret Thatcher, her son Mark and his wife Diane.

I phoned Mark up just after Margaret Thatcher left Downing Street to ask him how she was and his reply was “she’s taken it really badly”, so I had to think hard on what I should release of my Downing Street years. Out of respect for the late PM and her family I have decided to give a couple of humorous stories only as the friendship was built out of confidentiality and trust and therefore I believe it should remain so.

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Bob Dylan 'Like A Rolling Stone' - My Journey

I had to think of a suitable film for this song - it wasn’t that difficult. As it so remined me of my teenage years. I was actually homeless myself for a brief period in my late teens – (early photos of me (depicted in the video and shown above) as an 18-year-old sums up how lonely I was!) so I could easily relate to the words Bob Dylan wrote. I too slept in squats or bedsits yes even the odd bench sharing the floor or squats of musician friends who I mixed with and if I got lucky a sofa for the night or a blanket. One must remember in the early 60s most of us up and coming musicians were frowned upon anyway and we were seen as long-haired dropouts – a nuisance to society (how things have changed!) I vividly remember being very lonely and hungry most of the time whilst struggling to keep body and soul together my best friend being my guitar.

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A catch up with Rod Stewart

During a particular evening, in France,  my old mate Rod and his wife Penny, came up to me and we shared some good banter.

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An evening with Bill Wyman

During my evening with Bill, where we were also celebrating his wife's birthday with other friends; it was quite remarkable when I mentioned about a private chat we had some years ago! Regarding Keith Richards problem in Toronto (the drug bust).

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With gratitude and love.

With gratitude and love to all the Session musicians, Film Crew, Photographic & Production team who assisted in the making of this debut album and associated videos.

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Examples of the rock legends I have doubled billed

An example of the rock legends I have doubled billed with are the Downliners Sect, they were a massive influence on musicians in the 60's and to this very day not only is Don Craine (from the Downliners Sect) a long standing friend, but he is also a power house of musical information and those that were influenced by the Downliners Sect were such artists as Sir Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, who said of them

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