Best wishes, Stan

Hello everyone.

Stan Bowles

Stan Bowles

Firstly, some sad news concerning one of my all-time favourite players, Stan Bowles. I was sorry to hear last week, of Stan’s illness.  Stan entertained and gave so much excitement and pleasure to the fans at QPR in the 70s, in our best ever team.  I was lucky enough to have a Season Ticket throughout the whole of the 70s and so witnessed most of the home matches that Stan played in.  One of the most skilful talents this country has ever produced, he was a joy to watch.  Best wishes to Stan and his family.

Talking of QPR, the recent new signings would appear encouraging for the coming season. I do hope they don’t end up sitting on the bench for the next couple of years while some of the players out on the pitch also do nothing.

Musically, I dropped in at Jam Night a couple of Thursdays ago and played a couple of numbers with the house band. It was good to get back to playing again, but my return to regular house band duties are still some weeks away, following my recent knee surgery.  The second Riff Raff album is progressing, but we still don’t have a name for it, as yet.  ‘El Ton’ and ‘Johnny UnKempt’ have both been over to ‘Shabby’ to record recently, but there’s more still to do.

I’ve recently visited The Beck Theatre, on two consecutive Fridays. Last week (19th), me and Rosie went to see “That’ll Be The Day”, a show which features great music from the 50s, 60s and 70s plus comedy sketches. We’ve seen them many times in the past and the current show was up to the usual high standard. Great stuff !  We returned to the Beck last night (Friday 26th), to see the Illegal Eagles for the first time. I went with Rosie, Stuart and Elaine and I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say it was a very enjoyable evening with the band playing classic Eagles music.

Oh well, that’s it for now.    BFN,   Rob.

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