Stories like these make my blood boil. Sabotage Times:
In my role as the Zelig of the British music industry from 1975 until 1995 I met all kinds of superstars. David Bowie backstage at the Nashville to watch the original Human League – check. The Clash too many times to mention (not to mention being Mick Jones’ personal banker) – check. Ironing Kevin Rowland’s trousers as we stole and held to ransom the master tapes for Searching For The Young Soul Rebels – check. Stories? I got a million of ‘em. Regrets? Very few.
I do have one though. In my days as Dexy’s PA I wasn’t encouraged to fraternise with other popstars. Kevin was very anti that kind of thing and I thought the sun shone out of his arse so I did what he said. As a result I missed the opportunity to go and see Bob Marley and the Wailers at the Bingley Hall in Stafford in 1980. Some of the band went – sneaking off so that Kaiser Kev (as he was fondly known) didn’t find out – but I didn’t have the balls.