In which we kick about with music at weddings, spin-off groups, the bracing challenge of Trout Mask Replica, why pop music needs no awards, the Lionel Blair gag on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, a 42-disc boxset, skippable album tracks, the Stones still playing Midnight Rambler, McCartney on LP Hartley, Hamlet and Dylan Thomas, and rhyming slang we’d never heard – eg lunch: “a pint of Shaun Ryder, two Bills and a Giorgio Armani”. Plus the tragedy of the Astroworld Festival.
That Lionel Blair and Sammy Davis tap-off in 1961 …
Bob Lefsetz on the rock festival safety crisis …
Word In Your Ear live in London on November 22: https://john-ilsley-more-tba.eventbrite.co.uk
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