While I’m still fighting off the mother of all cold bugs (I really am dog rough folks) and whilst I’m still behind with 365days as well as not yet having run the 2018 Quiz results, can I just bomb straight in here with one of the most remarkable questions I’ve ever been asked here on the blog?
No, it’s not ‘Will you unhand me this minute SIR?’ but top bloke and local activist Brian Stringer wants to know if the Big O – Roy Orbison no less – ever played Pelsall.
One of my cousins was wondering if any of your longer toothed followers could shed any light on her childhood memory.
Her story is that as a child in the 60s she visited a pub, or more likely a club, in Pelsall and saw the great Roy Orbison.
She has done a bit of research and found that he was in fact in the UK at the time and as this was well before the advent of tribute acts, could she be correc?
Ring a bell anybody?
Every time I’ve ever said outloud here on the blog ‘Blimey that’s a bit far fetched’ you lot have proven me wrong. So I’m going to keep my gob shut.
So, did the Big O drive all night to play the Big P? Was Roy crying in the Scratter, or perhaps only a bit lonely in the Labour Club? Perhaps he was hoping to catch Claudette in the Red Cow or was he just working for the man at the Railway?
The truth is out there, I’m sure. If you know what it is, comment here or mail me: BorwnhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Thanks to Brian for one of the most remarkable enquiries I’ve ever run…