‘Eel Pie Island was a big hang-out for me, an ancient damp ballroom stuck in the middle of the River Thames reached by a rickety wooden footbridge. But you felt that you were heading somewhere truly exotic.
It was the place where I began to understand the power of Rhythm & Blues.’ (Rod Stewart)
Last week was a big week.
My daughter started at University.
I drove her there with a knotted stomach – hoping, praying, that these next years would be all that she hoped – the time of her life.
On the way I ceded control of the CD Player – she’s not exactly a fan of the usual fare I play – Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Arthur Alexander.
First up was an Elton John compilation.
‘Crocodile Rock’ blasted out and suddenly these lines really hit home :
’I never had me a better time and I guess…
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