Don Everly dies  21.8.21

Don Everly dies 21.8.21

They looked like a couple of teenage Mississippi riverboat gamblers, thin as blades with their white shirts, black waistcoats and luxuriant hair. But when they picked up those black guitars, stood head to head close to the microphone and sang, … read more

My Back Pages   29.6.2021

My Back Pages 29.6.2021

 What Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Lord Hailsham, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Roger Vadim, Michael Caine, Leonard Cheshire, Paul Raymond, Eric Morecambe, Mick Jagger, Terry Wogan, Elvis Presley, Dennis Hopper, David Attenborough, Tony Benn, Charlie Watts, Enoch Powell, Marc Bolan and read more

Joe Biden and Me

Joe Biden and Me

What about that!  A guy who stammers is the most powerful man in America – where, of course, they call such an impediment a stutter. Yes, Joe Biden is a stammerer.

You may not have noticed it so successful has … read more

My Covid Summer

My Covid Summer

First published in the Daily Mail 13.10.2020.

From the very beginning I was afraid of Covid 19. That was in January when I first began to read reports of deaths in China. If that ever reaches the UK I’ll do … read more

‘James Dean Lives’

‘James Dean Lives’

We see his face on the sides of buses, in magazines and on billboards as he helps sell cars, jeans, beer and Pepsi Cola. While in the souvenir shops we find his image on T-shirts, posters, calendars and postcards, even … read more