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John Waters
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John Waters

Gustav Temple: How are you, Mr. Waters? I’m well. I remember your magazine. You’re lasting much longer than a lot of magazines in America (chortles). When you write about moustaches, hats and cravats and little else, you’ve got more chance of longevity than if you follow the latest fads. I wish I liked hats on me, but no man wears a hat worse than I. In the book I noticed that you wore a hat for the Comme des Garcons show. Well I had to, they made me. But I hate hats … even a skull cap looks stupid on… Keep Reading

Kendo Nagasaki
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Kendo Nagasaki

Greg Dyke’s BBC dynasty annihilated TV wrestling. Was its TV demise inevitable or was there room for a newfound renaissance within the sport? After the cessation of British wrestling on ITV, the American shows exploded all over Sky television, so there was definitely scope to reinvent British wrestling. I tried to do this with a spectacular show at the Hippodrome, but British wrestling promoters gave me very little support at the time. It’s taken them 30 years to realise how to do this, as can be seen in the most recent developments in British wrestling – which are modelled on… Keep Reading

Slim Jim Phantom
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Slim Jim Phantom

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… Keep Reading

Sir Patrick Moore
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Sir Patrick Moore

Michael “Atters” Attree: I shall be asking important questions about extraterrestrial life forms, time travel, the Goodies and the moon, if that’s agreeable? Anything you like. If you could avoid the period from 1939 to 1945. General questions are fine. You are an incredibly intelligent cerebral all-rounder. Well you’re wrong on two accounts already. I’m not exceptionally intelligent, or an all-rounder. Really? You seem to be quite versatile with music and… Well, I can’t take a car engine apart and put it together again… Do you have a car? Yes, a 1947 Ford Prefect. It’s a lovely old car. Lovely… Keep Reading

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