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Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Return of the Bard of Grimsby ...

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And so what the Seer of Selly Oak foresaw came to pass: in this post but five weeks ago Crickley Hill Man unkindly teased Dr Ferris and - doubtless libellously - suggested that he may have been drinking. But what Dr Ferris prophesied has come true and I'm delighted to announce to an adoring readership the return to the public eye of Mr John Boden, the Bard of Grimsby and cherished member of the Below Average White Band.

After an absence of more than 20 years, John has come out of retirement, dug around in his attic  and sent me, from 1975, the fruits of his brandishing of his Pentax.  Here, as he says, is clear photographic evidence of why 'The Ablutions' were called 'The Ablutions'.

It cannot be long before some imaginative and brave, not to say deranged, impresario puts up the funding to stage a comeback world tour for Ullenwood's favourite band.

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