Did you know that when JFK was shot, everyone’s favourite pretend mandolin player, John Peel, was also in Dallas at the time? He didn’t witness the shooting (he was on the lavatory) but he did witness the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald, with Jack Ruby close by.
Me? Thanks for asking. My story is nearly as astonishing. While looking through You Tube for lectures on Philosophy for my thesis, I chanced upon this clip of Bob Carolgees and Spit the Dog. I’d seen it before (years ago) – but still thoroughly enjoyed it. I then realised that the other guest in the clip was Twiggy – and then it dawned on me that I actually attended that very recording of Aspel and Company in 1985. That’s me you can hear (among others) laughing at Spit doing press-ups!
It’s the only TV show recording I have been to. Cliff was also performing – swaying and miming to one of his songs. As such, it’s a neat little time capsule of the kind of nonsense that passed for entertainment in those days.
So that’s my story. What amazing things have you witnessed with your own peepers?