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John and Gillie Coghlan are good friends of mine and he is still playing with his band John Coghlans Quo.
He has done a European tour for the last 2 years, back with Status Quo including Alan Lancaster the original bass player.
To me that is the best ever Status Quo lineup, it...
We were in Birmingham city centre about midday on Sunday and was surprised at the number of people not wearing poppies.
I would hazard a guess at around 1-2% with poppies, this was after the main event but even so seemed very poor.
I got my free pass at Monument Rd for swimming 1 length.
We used to drink Cow & Gate or Horlicks after the session, I can't remember which!
Also having to step into some kind of disinfectant before going into the pool (must have had foot and mouth), and sometimes having to hire those trunks that...
It amazes me that most shops had their goods protected only by a pane of glass.
I can remember looking at watches in the jewelers window, couldn't be done now.
I once went to a party were they had a full and working cigarette machine on the sofa.
I didn't ask any questions!
I started smoking after finding an Irish half crown in my change and me and a pal (both non smokers) decided to put it in a cigarette machine outside a shop at the top of Shakespeare rd, I think the cigarettes were called Sterling.
It took me about 25 years to quit the habit.