I knew it would happen, and it did. I forgot something really quite important. Well not important, but memorable.
I had a last minute chance to go to Abbey Road Studios and listen to the great Alan Parsons. Abbey Road well known, of course for its zebra crossing. Slightly lesser known as the recording studio for Dark Side of the Moon. Alan Parsons was the recording engineer for that album, and many others too (he helped out on Let it be...and the list of other albums he worked on there is enormous, including one or two by the fabulous Mrs Mills - if you remember her, you're doing well). So a couple of hundred of us sat in Studio 2 in the full knowledge that this was where The Beatles performed, as did Pink Floyd. We were surrounded by history. In an interview format with David Hepworth he talked us through his career, and then showed us with the help of the original 48 track recordings of Dark Side of the Moon how much control he had as the recording engineer. There was even one bit when he said, "Oh I don't remember that". He came on to his own work, The Alan Parsons Project which is where I know him from having been introduced to his music at school. We sat next to his wife, who could just about have been my daughter if you see what I mean. I'd submitted a question, but evidently it was judged serious enough..."How do you feel about Mike Myers?" Anyway, perhaps you had to be there...I was absolutely blown away.