Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sing-a-long of the day

"During the twenties Fred was arrested (and later sentenced to one month in jail) for driving while drunk, in a dangerous manner and without a licence. Following the arrest, Fred, deemed a "menace to His Majesty's fighting forces" (almost certainly because of the topless sailor who had been travelling with him at the time of the accident), was banned from attending the Royal Tournament; yet he returned each year and each year successfully evaded discovery. It is for these reasons rather than his musical achievements (he only made ten recordings during his career), that only two biographies exist."
Fred Barnes (21st May 1885 – 23rd October 1938)

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