Autographed Upbeat 1992
Thanks Dickie Harrell
This, and the other 1992 Blue Caps autographs, was obtained when I first spent time with The Blue Caps in a small hotel in Croydon, Surrey, UK, thanks to the good offices of Gang Of Four member Bob Erskine. I had seen the band play live before, at Weymouth, Dorset, UK, where I obtained the cap. I travelled up from Southampton by train and met the tour bus just as it arrived at the hotel. I even got to carry Johnny’s guitar case in! Another GoF member Steve Aynsley was also there. I showed the boys my very first draft of my Discography (printed out on a dot matrix printer), and got to spend several hours with the gang, chatting and drinking beer. Johnny Carroll turned up later, and the whole evening took on a surreal atmosphere. It was fun. Bobby Jones was not on that tour, but I mailed him the cutting, and after a long delay and a gentle reminder, he very kindly mailed it back to me, giving me the full set of a classic Blue Caps line-up.