Mo (Alistair Garnett Verceuil) – R.I.P.


photo source: The Crypt Archive Facebook page.  Mo with Wesley

Alan Esdaile.. Very sad news, I’m sure lots of people here will remember Mo. I used to bump into him every few months and we would have a good old chat. Happy memories of gigs on the pier. Always smiling. Very sad. R.I.P. Mo.

Clive Richardson…. very sad news, Mo was a great guy.

Tom (Paul Thomas)… Mo(Moo) his funeral will be held at the crematorium at 2.45 on Tuesday 26th January. Please pass this on to the musicians and others in your group, as a lot of them knew him.

John Wilde… The wonderful smile that was Mo.
Journey on Big Fella. Thanks for your company. You will be greatly missed.

Peter Fairless… That’s sad news. I knew him from when we were kids playing down in the park. Didn’t see him very often over the lat 20 years, or so, but always stopped for a chat whenever we bumped into each other about town. Lemmy needed a roadie, obviously!

Martin Richter… sad news – always had a smile – RIP Mo.

Ringo Starr claims Paul McCartney died in 1966

Thanks to Ian McGilvray for finding this.


Leigh Wieland-Boys… It’s 1st March, not 1st April (Fools Day)!

Alan Esdaile… perhaps he’s been spending too much time with his tank engines.

Stephen Kolimbardies… I’ll have a pint of whatever he’s drinking!!!!!!!!!

Eric Harmer… But is that really Ringo ?

Mick O’Dowd… No it isn’t. The Ringo I grew up with didn’t have a beard and looked alot younger!

Colin Norton… I  don’t really think that the World Daily News is a reliable news source 🙂 if Ringo did say this he was probably joking with them.

Eric Harmer… But are you really Mick ?

Terry Pack… I think that all famous people are played by actors. It’s a bit like Doctor Who, in that the actor’s change, but the characters carry on. Keith Richards has been replaced several times, I believe. Paul McCartney’s original actor was a very good musician, but subsequent versions have been lesser talents, as is clear from the decline in quality of the song writing over the years. When a suitable replacement for a famous person can no longer be found, the character ‘dies’, as happens in long-running soap operas. And, occasionally, they can be brought back to life, like Ted Nugent, unfortunately. After the end of The Beatles, each was replaced by less talented people, except for George Harrison’s character, who was then allowed the space to blossom into the excellent songwriter he’d always promised to be. Ringo’s character was no longer furnished with comedy material by McCartney’s replacement (who wasn’t very good at writing songs: even his ditties were weak compared to those of his predecessor), and had to go into television Voice Over work.

Alan Pepper… Ringo wants to change his name to John Smith cos he’s so bitter ha ha

Colin Norton… Terry, I think that I can see a book in your future 🙂

Barry Newton… I thought recent research concluded that drummers are the most intelligent band member. I think it’s back to the drawing board.

Phil Gill… After The Beatles split, Paul and John became Derek & Clive. Fact. It was a well kept secret, that both Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore took to the grave.

Terry Pack… Barry, Actual drummers are more intelligent than anyone, but once The Beatles started making films, the original Ringo was replaced by the actor who had hitherto been playing Lord Snowdon. He was neither a very good drummer nor (as a consequence) very bright. He did make a good job of the transition from Posh Git to Scouse Scally, however, unlike the actress who took over as Princess Margaret at the same time, who proved to be a lush!

Phil Gill… The clues are all over Derek & Clive Live, Tel. “This bloke come up to me an’ said ‘ello, goodbye…”

Barry Newton… Bugger, I thought I had solved the Lord Lucan riddle, Terry.

Peter Millington… Ringo has “lost the plot” Mind you I never really thought he had it in the first place – “RIP Ringo’s brain”

Terry Pack… The actor playing Lord Lucan got the gig as Peter Sarstedt, whose actor had become Peter Wingard. It all happened too quickly to replace Lucan, and so his character was ‘disappeared’ in a hurry, never to be seen again…

Phil Gill… He was also from the West Country, hence Sarstedt referenced the whole incident in his song “Where Do You Go To, Moi Lovely?”

Leigh Wieland-Boys… You boys & your imaginations! Such fun!

Peter Gladwish… When are they coming to take him away, ha,ha?



Remembering Freddie Mercury – died 24th November 1991.

post suggested by John Austin



John Austin… Such a pity never got to see him or Queen down the pier, now that would have been something !

Dave Luck…  A great loss to Queen and the music industry.

Mick O’Dowd… Am I alone in not going raptures over Queen’s music? I do like some tracks but the majority don’t fire me up.

Alan Esdaile….Possibly Mick? I played the first album non stop. Of the later tracks, I love The Show Must Go On.

Jane Hartley… Just heard one that wasn’t released earlier, sorry, but there was a reason for that I’m thinking!

John Storer… Have to say I’m with Mr O’Dowd on this one … enjoyed the albums up to an including “A Night At The Opera” (but.. oh … how that has dated!) but “A Day At The Races” I found very disappointing and nothing they did afterwards held my attention

Mick Mepham… I  didn’t love them slavishly but with everything they released you just knew it was Queen. Not all bands can say that their music stands out from the crowd. May’s guitar playing and sound and Mercury’s vocal are/were very distinctive and you really knew who was coming at you! There’s only a few can say that. If I didn’t like all their songs I loved their precision, flair, musicianship and showmanship.

Yvonne Cleland… I  saw them at Earl’s Court back in the day…….