Pete the Feet

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    Rochdale, , United K
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    Mr Feet

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    In the attic
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  1. Pete the Feet

    Finally come out of the closet.

    I think Crocodile Rock may have had Elton paying homage to Neil Sedaka who he helped immensely, by helping to relaunch his career. Listen to the similarity between Crocodile Rock and Oh Carol.
  2. Pete the Feet

    Big band recommendations

    For something a little more up to date i.e. a living artist. Try Brian Setzer and his orchestra.
  3. Pete the Feet

    Pet Hates !!

    Predictive text, not as predictable as my feeble joke's Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk
  4. Pete the Feet

    Pet Hates !!

    Drives he up the wall does it?
  5. Pete the Feet

    Jokes, old or new

    Don't let Sean Connery teach your dog to sit. Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk
  6. Pete the Feet

    RIP Freddie Starr

    I used to work with a bloke whose mate was in Freddie Starr's backing band. He found it a bit of a come down after working in Vegas and other places with Engelbert Humperdink for the previous 12 years. His wife wanted to move back to England. According to his mate he said Starr was so unpredictable even his band wondered what the fuck he was going to do on the night. Mad as a hatter. Rob had one stipulation that if Starr ever threw a bucket of water over him or similar then he was off. Rob had started of his music career in the Dakotas whilst at Hulme Grammar school in Oldham. On the day he was expelled by the headmaster and told he would never amount to anything he showed him a cheque for £5k that he had just received for royalties. Back in the early 60s this was a lot of money, more than the headmasters annual salary. The headmaster had his revenge when he had to work for Starr as he didn't enjoy this.
  7. Pete the Feet

    Returning a faulty item to Argos...

    Just try returning an item supplied by Amazon. Now that can be hard work at least with Argos you can turn up at a store.
  8. Pete the Feet

    Any musicians on the forum?

    Interesting that you mentioned your inability to improvise or play by ear. Another highly trained and accomplished player I know has the same issue. He is a sometime teacher, plays trumpet in premier brass bands, West end shows, the London philharmonic etc and can only play the notes put in front of him. Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk
  9. Pete the Feet

    Pet Hates !!

    Good point. I hired an old model Corsa in Spain that had more legroom than a Vectra that I subsequently bought. I think they move the bulkhead inwards amongst other things.
  10. Pete the Feet

    Any musicians on the forum?

    Is the bottom one left handed?
  11. Pete the Feet

    Interesting and Unusual Facts

    I remember the Falcon and the pouring of the pint. The landlord had glasses like Mr Magoo and his breeches arse were hanging down to his knees held up by braces and a half tucked in shirt. He looked like he had fallen off a tractor, yet he was ever so well spoken. "Would one care to dine?" he used to say. His attempts at haute cuisine was a pork pie with accompanying mustard. We used to stoke up on those and a couple of pints and set off up that bloody great hill towards Malham Tarn on our bikes. Depending upon the time of the day we would often stop at a tea and cake place at the foot of the Malham road where the owners were usually having a domestic. The local fare complete with the sheep shearing contest was a site to behold.
  12. Pete the Feet

    Interesting and Unusual Facts

    I believe that they used the Falcon Inn at Arncliffe as the original pub. I don't know whether they called it the Woolpack in the series as we didn't get the Yorkshire version which was based at Esholt later in the day. The shot that they used at the advert break was of Kettlewell.
  13. Pete the Feet

    Interesting and Unusual Facts

    Weren't Otley, Hotton in Emmerdale Farm?
  14. Pete the Feet

    Pet Hates !!

    I was only looking at a new Nissan Micra and a Corsa I saw on the road the other day. They are nothing like the size of the originals. The Corsa must be as big as an old model Astra. I think they ask focus groups what they would like better about a particular model and they say make it bigger. Why ffs don't they just get the next model up?
  15. Pete the Feet

    Interesting and Unusual Facts

    I bet it was those feckers in Otley that put Grandad at number 1.