You’ve arrived here because you were intrigued………….
Several years ago a British Telecoms advert invited. . . “if you could talk to inspirational people, who would they be” . . .
Country Joe MacDonald and Neil Young; just because . . . . .
The classic line up of Quicksilver Messenger Service (circa 1966) because they were awesome. From clockwise: Jim Murray, John Cipollina, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore and David Freiburg. See them here at Monterey in 1967.
Syd Barrett (1946-2006) and Alexander Lee ‘Skip’ Spence (1946-1999) …..shine on you daft crazy diamonds!
“He was an Irish patriot, true and fearless… When in future times the Irish Free State is not only prosperous and happy, but an active and annealing force… regard will be paid by widening circles to his life and to his death…
[Recounted in ‘The World Crisis’ by Winston Churchill]
“I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept anything without wishing I had given it away.”
“How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end – to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared. . .”
……………and one of the greatest ever singer songwriters
Tommy Briggs (1923-1984) a footballer and a gentleman . . . and still holds the record for the most goals scored in a single game !
Tommy Briggs is remembered as a soccer legend in Grimsby and Blackburn. While at Grimsby he scored 35 goals in the 1949-50 season and was top goal scorer in the whole of the Football League. In four successive seasons with Blackburn Rovers he scored over 30 goals each season. His 143 goals for Blackburn stood as a record until 1990. In a match against Bristol Rovers in 1955 he scored 7 goals.