Re: Fan Club membership
Posted by Brian Goodwin on January 17, 2010, 12:19 pm, in reply to "Re: Fan Club membership"
I know it's a late response but I belong to the older generation of Lonnie fans. (Just turned 70 years.) I first met Lonnie when he appeared at the Pavilion Gardens Ballroom here in Buxton when he was still a
member of the Barber Band. The year was 1955. The occasion was the Daily Express Jazz Ball. I met him many, many times over the years. In the early 90's I went to see him at the De Montfort
Hall, Leicester where I presented him with four
volumes of press cuttings I'd collected over the years. Talking about his sense of humour,whilst chatting to him before his appearance at a concert here in Buxton, he remarked that outside the Old Hall Hotel where he was staying there was a blue plaque stating that Mary Queen of Scots had stayed there. He asked me if it was
true. I said 'yes'. His response was 'I'm sure room service brought some of her sandwiches to my room'.
At his memorial service at St Paul's Covent Garden I wore my membership badge and noticed quite a few more, including one being worn by the actress Diana Rigg.Long may his name carry on.
Regards to all.
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