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Gustav Temple: When you first chose the name Slim Jim Phantom and became the drummer in the Stray Cats, did you realise that you’d never be able to gain weight or lose your hair? I have the same name as my father, as is the practice with the NYC Irish nobility. His nickname is Big Jim, so I became Slim Jim. When we got into rockabilly, everybody needed a nickname and mine stuck real good and tight. I did meet a guy in London much later, a heavy set lad and his name was also Slim… As for my Barnett…

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