You know our Kiri sang at Prince Charles’s wedding in 1981. And of course Elton John sang at his wife’s funeral in 1997. But you’ll never guess who sang at his mum’s coronation in 1953…
Yes, none other than Rolling Stone Keith Richards. He was a choirboy.
How do I know this?
Because yesterday I had the good fortune to chance upon The Importance of Being Trivial by Mark Mason. It’s a great read, and may even be the worthy recipient of this year’s birthday book token, unspent since March.
— Eau Lawd! Well, as lawng as he’s nawt singing at mai funeral.
Talking of trivia, one of the joys of living in the Courtenay Place area is that there’s a pub quiz most nights.
I haven’t actually been to any yet, on account of Iris’s oft-repeated view that the $100 prizes would be worth winning if they weren’t just redeemable for alcohol.
This doesn’t bother me quite as much, strangely.
I gather the Welsh Dragon Bar (AKA the Taj Mahal) have theirs on Sundays, the Sports Cafe on Mondays, and that English pub in Allen or Blair Street whose name escapes me for the moment, on Wednesdays.
Anyone know of any others nearby?