Brush with Fame

OK, so it’s a very small brush, with very minor fame, but…

George Melly, jazz singer and author, has died. He played a concert at my school when I was about 16, when I was in charge of the school’s sound equipment (not quite as trivial as it sounds, as we were a main arts venue in the town, and a showcase for the county). Naturally he had his own sound guy, and I was very happy to hand the reins over to someone who knew what he was doing. But I did help with the get in and the take down (ooh, listen to me using industry jargon) and worked one of two spotlights on the night.

What’s that? Well, I guess I could send you an autograph, but I don’t really have any 8×10’s at the moment, sorry.

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