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DF 66 - devilish competitional febrility assuaged

September 2018

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for the many and diverse responses to the competition. Here again is the poser...

...Your task is to discover and correct the non-deliberate error
in the first paragraph of The Javelins sleeve notes by IG.

"In the early 1960's, you might have seen The Beatles
doing Chubby Checker's 'Twist and Shout'
at the Cavern Club in Liverpool,
or The Rolling Stones doing Chuck Berry's 'Come On'
at the Station Hotel in Richmond,
and The Javelins
doing Howlin' Wolf's 'Smokestack Lightning'
at Wistowe House in Hayes."

Usual terms and conditions apply.

Prize(s) A Javelins CD, will be awarded for accuracy and wit:

Judges' decision is final...

These competitions always throw up some devilish minutiae, and this one is no exception.

Many of you insisted that the error was the spelling of Wistowe House. 'Wistow' you clamoured, with febrile intensity. Nah...it is Wistowe, with an 'e'.

Please see, somewhere around here, the documented proof from Hillingdon Borough Council; no doubt Ed. will tell you where to find it....
(It's a bit north-eastish of Heathrow airport and not that far away from Dr Triplett's CofE Primary School - a peel-off 'sticker of proof' is available below - ed.)

And, The Stones did indeed perform 'Come on' at Richmond Athletic Ground, but also at The Crawdaddy Club which was located at The Station Hotel in Richmond, as well as at many other venues. I watched them do it (the song) at Botwell House, in Hayes. I remember being impressed by Jagger's harmonica and Bill Wyman's bass guitar; not just the playing, but the way he held it; very cool.

No prizes for any of those, but thank you for the great effort you all made, and the opportunity for me to explain.

As the judges required accuracy 'and' wit, the prize goes to Chris Carver; here is his entry:

"In the early 1960s, you might have been at the Cavern Club in Liverpool when The Beatles were twisting and shouting to the Isley Brothers latest hit single . . . or 'Come On' down to the Station Hotel in Richmond where The Rolling Stones were performing Chuck Berry songs . . . or Wistowe House in Hayes where The Javelins were bringing the chimney down with their electric version of a Howlin' Wolf classic." Chris Carver

You will notice that Chris made the cunningly understated connection between 'Smokestack' (not even mentioned...brilliant!) and 'Chimney' (as in Chemin de Fer, mes amis) in his re-written piece, as well as spotting the Chubby Checker/Isley Brothers anomaly.

Once again, thank you everyone for taking part, we really do appreciate it, here in the heart of the Carambatropolips.

Cheers for now,

Ian Gillan

Copyright © Ian Gillan 2018

Full locational information and proof beyond proof resides..................HERE (....it's the pdf file).

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