Totally Mad

Going back to about ’86 I saw John in a open-air festival on the South Bank to mark the end of the Greater London Council (GLC). He did a brilliant set but managed to upset the politically motivated crowd by saying (in the most piss taking manner he could muster) “The GLC will live forever”….boos from the crowd…….”Ah f**k yer then……” I managed to blag my way backstage. Then an awestruck guitar mad 16 year-old who thought JM was basically god on earth, I stumbled in to his trailer to see him being serenaded by a pissed Irish man with a battered acoustic (4 strings left) singing “May you never lose your temper………….” He was about to, so I just shook his hand and left without sayng a word!