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This makes me one happy shepherd. Give or take the trimmings.
Ah coffee bars. I remember my skiffle band playing in one in Soho in 1958 and the customers throwing spoons at us to try to make us stop.
Ah well, when you're asked that classic question by Private Eye - Has anything interesting happened to you in relation to spoons? - you'll be able to answer Yes.And was it the legendary 2 I's at 59 Old Compton Street, by any chance? (See http://2iscoffeebar5670.blogspot.com) And if so, and if it was 1958, were you in The Vagabonds?I'd never been to London at all in 1958...
No, we weren't good enough for the 2Is. We were called The Buzzards. Our biggest self-penned song included the immortal lines: "It's been twenty one years I've worked on this plantation/ And it don't seem a day too long"! Oh, us south east london lads understood the sufferings of slavery.