Yet Another List

I’ve recently tried to compile a list of some of the folk that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing or working with over the years, and it goes something like this:

sdfgcsdfgH.R.H The Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester (BBC – Corby Pole Fair 2002), His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury (Abbey Park Leicester-St Philp’s Centre Leicester- Buckingham Palace), Michael Heseltine, John Prescott, Charles Kennedy, Edwina Currie, Michael Howard, John Selwyn Gummer, Tim Yeo, Peter Lilley, composer Carl Davis, Angie McCartney (Paul’s stepmother), Ruth McCartney (Paul’s Sister),

Mike McCartney. Saturday 7th June 2014

Mike McCartney. Saturday 7th June 2014

Mike McCartney x 3 (Paul’s Brother), Julia Baird (John Lennon’s sister), Sir Paul McCartney, Geoff Baker ( Paul McCartney’s publicist for 15 years), Ringo Starr, Pete Best (The Beatles), Tony Bramwell, Sam Leach (The Beatles first promoter/manager), Bill Harry (founder of Mersey Beat), Gerry Marsden, Elliot Mintz, May Pang, Elaine Paige, Geist (Martin Nethercutt & Marino DeSilva), Dr. Jude Currivan, Joan Armatrading x 2, Hayley Westenra, Barry Cryer, Neil Innes (The Rutles, Bonzo Dog Band), Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones & Bottom), David Sutch (Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow), Tom Paxton, Claire Sweeney, Stephen Triffitt, Shelly Goldstein, P.J. Proby, Paul Carrack x 2 (Mike & The Mechanics & Roxy Music), John Cheatdom (The Fantastics, The Realistics and The Platters), Michael Williams (The Drifters), Ray Lewis (The Drifters), Richard Street (The Temptations), money saving expert Martin Lewis, Leo Moran (The Saw Doctors), art critic Brian Sewell, songwriter Stuart Carr, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), author, musician & music manager Kris Gray, IMG_2586gRod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Jim Rodford (The Kinks, Swinging Blue Jeans, Argent, The Zombies), Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols & The Faces), Dan McCafferty (Nazareth), Darren Day, Alvin Stardust, Derek ‘The Draw’ Hussey (The Blockheads), John Coghlan (Status Quo), Pete Goodall (Thunderclap/Hereford Music Studio), actor Simon Williams, Prunella Scales, Timothy West, Ray Quinn (X-Factor & Dancing On Ice), Scott Bruton (X-Factor), Tracie Bennet AKA Sharon Gaskell in Coronation Street, Sally Lindsay AKA Coronation Street’s ‘Shelley Unwin, Nick Simper (Deep Purple) x2, Liza Goddard x 2, Linda Lusardi, Sam Kane, Pete ‘Boogie’ Hillier, Allan Lamb (England cricketer), The Barron Knights, BILL AND MICKBill Wyman (The Rolling Stones, Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones), John Sheahan (The Dubliners), Kid Creole (August Darnell), Billy Ocean, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland), Gary Wilmot, The Houndogs, Girls Aloud, Vanessa Brown (VV Brown), Slim (the Hamsters), Gino Washington x 2, Davey Arthur x 4 (The Fury’s), Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Ali Mac (The ‘British’ Birds, The Ali Mac Band), Richard Hudson (Hudson Ford) x 2, Janice Long, Rolf Harris x3, John Leyton x 4, Chris Jagger (Mick’s brother), Uri Geller, Sally Gunnell, Eden Kane x 2, Edwina Currie, Gary U.S. Bonds, songwriter, producer & musician David Courtney, Elkie Brooks, the Electric Light Orchestra, Jimmy Cricket, Mike D’abo (Manfred Mann), Chris Farlowe x2, Tom McGuinness (Roosters, Manfred Mann, McGuinness-Flint), The Blues Band & The Manfreds) GERRYGerry Rafferty, Tony Crane (The Merseybeats), Liz Kershaw, Alan Dedicoat, Matt Allwright (BBC Bristol), Mark Chadwick (the Levellers), Bruce Jones, Barb Jungr, Dr. David Starkey, Ian Parkin & all Four Poofs & A Pianno, Judie Carne (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In), Sue Pollard, Jimmy Osmond, Barbara Dickson, The Bachelors, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, Steve Gibbons, Brad Henshaw (Blues Brothers & the Road Kings), Jools Holland, Joe Stefanelli, Ruby Turner, actress Francesca Jackson, Kate Setterfield, Carl Pemberton (Journey South), Rosemary Conley, Emma Barton (Honey in Eastenders), Rageh Omar, Sir Jackie Stewart, Chas Hodges (Heads, Hands and Feet & Chas & Dave) x 2, John Conteh, Esther Rantzen, Gordon Astley, Max Clifford, Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers), Graham Gouldman x 2 (10cc), Dave Bartrum (Showaddywaddy), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), roy woodRoy Wood x 2 (The Move, ELO, Wizzard), Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), Mike Ogletree (Simple Minds: Fiction Factory), John Waterman (Solent Records), Jet Harris (The Shadows), Bobbie Elliot (The Hollies), Mike Pender (The Searchers), Frank Allen (The Searchers), Barry ‘Bean’ Whitwam (Herman’s Hermits), Alan Mosca ( Freddie and the Dreamers), Dave Berry, Alice Beer, 4 Poofs and A Piano x 2, Lena Martell, Peter Egan (Ever Decreasing Circles), Marlon “Swoosh” Wallen (Flawless), Quentin Wilson, Lyn Paul (the New Seekers), Paul Layton (the New Seekers), Kevin Thompson (Vanity Fare), Mark Ellen (Vanity Fare), Sophie Lawrence, Liberty Forrest, Adam Ant, John Culshaw, Joe Brown x 3, Lesley Joseph, Ken Dodd, Fearne Cotton, Sam and Mark, medium Derek Acorah, Jane Birkin, Albert Hammond, Joe Pasquale, Long John Baldry, Pete Postlethwaite, songwriter, producer & musician David Courtney, Neil Taylor (Robbie Williams’ guitarist), American singer-songwriter Janet Robin, Brian Poole, Chip Hawkes (The Tremeloes), Dave Munden (drummer & one of the original founding members of The Tremeloes), Peter Steer (Tenek) x 2, Valery Ann (The Settlers), arthurcomedian & writer Arthur Smith, singer songwriter Karine Polwart, Barry Masters (Eddie & The Hotrods), Bill Kenwright – Chairman of Everton Football Club & a leading West End theatre & film producer, comedian Jason Byrne, Willie Nile, Nick Dagger (The Counterfeit Stones), Danielz (T.Rextasy), Damian Darlington – Musical Dirctor of the Classic Rock Show & Brit Floyd x2, Paul Carmichael x 2, ornithologist-TV presenter Chris Packham, Andy Mitchell (the Yardbirds), Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook), Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee Lewis’ sister), Charlie Landsborough, Lynda Bellingham, Michael Liot from We Were Evergreen (Parisian alternative indie-electro-pop band), singer-songwriter Sean Taylor, Rhydian, comedian Mark Steel, Gina Batt, Les Dennis, Duane Eddy, Hayley Mills, Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock, Michael Winslow (Police Academy), Professor Gervase Phinn, Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff, Simon Jones AKA Arthur Dent -The Hitchhiker’s Guide, singer/songwriter Jain Wells, singer/songwriter Raghu Dixit, John Steel (drummer The Animals), British actor Anthony Andrews, composer, Stephen Beaver, film-maker & director Tony Britten (not to be confused with the actor of the same name), Ian Wilson from Sad Cafe, comedian, presenter, political activist and reporter Mark Thomas, impressionist & comedian Phil Cool, Toyah Willcox, poet James McInerney, arthur brArthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown), Jay Tamkin, The Look, the band Young Kato, singer/songwriter Lydia Baylis, Peter Cox (Go West), Jedward, drummer Clem Cattini, Ronnie Golden – founder of The Fabulous Poodles, Airrion Love from the Stylistics, Garry Christian from The Christians, Joel Peat from Lawson, Tom Newman (producer of Tubular Bells), Dean Friedman, Honor Blackman, Kevin O’Loughlin from the Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek, Sam Bailey (X-Factor winner 2013) x2, Greg Dread (Roberts) from Big Audio Dynamite & Dreadzone, Goodbye Charlie (Jess, Oriana & Cassie), Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Suzanne Vega, Jon McClure, known as the Reverend, lead singer and frontman of Reverend and The Makers, Ray Laidlaw (drummer with Lindisfarne), Paul Hollywood ( baker extraordinaire from the Great British Bakeoff), Sid Griffin & John Breese from The Coal Porters, singer/songwriter Shane Beales, The MonaLisa Twins, Glenn Miller’s nephew John Miller, Harry Hill (comedian,writer & artist) …………..… be continued!



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4 responses to “Yet Another List

  1. Wow, now thats a big list. Hope you got autographs or something to remind you of those meetings.

  2. What an amazing list. Then again Richard, you are pretty cool so why wouldn’t amazing people want to sit and spend a bit of time with you! Keep up the excellent work and continue to add to the already impressive list.

  3. Just discovered this site thru Yahoo, what a way to brighten up my month!

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