Born in the summer of 1958, a breach
birth by all accounts, very traumatic for everyone involved, but explains
why I can still touch my feet with my head.
‘Bony Moronie’ and ‘He’s got the
whole world in his hands’ would have been coming right at us via the ‘wireless’.
Back then a video rental was about 2/-6 for 47 nights and the average cost
of a mobile phone was still 9.99, but there were no hidden costs and they
were far too heavy to carry on your own.
Story has it I was even winded by
Sir Stanley Mathews (famous footballer & occasional homehelp, Stoke-on-Trent
circa late fifties) – in fact I taught him to dribble, he never quite got
the hang of wetting his own pants through… which brings us more or less
up to date, having perfected both by my late teens, it became obvious my
future lay in the music business.
My professional career has now spanned
16 years, during which I’ve played drums with almost everyone you’ve ever
heard of, and some that you’d certainly know, but I’m afraid I can’t tell
you ‘cause it’s a secret’, one thing’s for sure, though, I’ve never had
to play ‘Little Arrows’ by Leapy Lea, which has always led me to believe
I’ve somehow been very lucky….. which, explains the way I feel about playing
Oh! ….alright then!…..
Robert Fripp, China Crisis, Joey
Ramone, The Waterboys, Whodini, Bonnie Raitt, Fish and The Proclaimers.