Famous people you’ve met (HLD 22)

13 April 2020

Or maybe I should say the ones you remember meeting.

Tim Brooke-Taylor, one third of the iconic British comedy troupe The Goodies, has passed away.

I was a big Goodies fan – pure physical comedy, outright lunacy and a lot of fun. And it was something we were allowed to watch! (That and Hogans Heroes, for some reason!).

And I have some half-baked memories of my sister making and delivering a birthday cake while Tim was in Perth for some reason – don’t know what sort of show he was here for, or many details for that matter. BUT – in my very battered old autograph book I have a lovely autograph personally addressed to me, love from Tim Brooke-Taylor. I also think somewhere in my collection of a small number of photos, there’s a photo of THE cake.

But – I have absolutely no memory of meeting the man. Sorry, Tim – you were a very funny man, and I’ve been assured by my sister that yes, possibly, maybe, there’s a very good chance I went with her to deliver the cake to wherever we had tracked him down. But obviously it wasn’t a significant enough moment in my life to imprint it on my brain for eternity.

But don’t feel offended, Tim. My autograph book also boasts the autographs of such luminaries as Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Craig Sergeant, Jeff Thomson, Bishen Bedi, Bruce Yardley, Trevor Chappell and Bill Robertson, who was apparently Mr Australia 1976. Among a lot of others 🙂

Ignoring my quite obvious cricket fixation, I have no recollection of actually GETTING those autographs. And I have no idea about the Mr Australia dude.

In fact the only autograph I actually recall getting was a rather hilariously embarrassing rampage through an airport to get Brett Lee (yep another cricketer)‘s autograph (and photo). I was with my friend Kerrie and by the time we had finished with him he knew our names. Obviously so he could pass the information on to the police, but that’s neither here nor there.

So – who’s the most famous person you’ve met? Obviously if you actually remember it, that’s a bonus. But autographs and photos are also acceptable as evidence.

Restraining orders are also acceptable.

Go for it!!!

Famous people you’ve met.

Or maybe I should say the ones you remember meeting.

Tim Brooke-Taylor, one third of the iconic British comedy troupe The Goodies, has passed away.

I was a big Goodies fan – pure physical comedy, outright lunacy and a lot of fun. And it was something we were allowed to watch! (That and Hogans Heroes, for some reason!).

And I have some half-baked memories of my sister making and delivering a birthday cake while Tim was in Perth for some reason – don’t know what sort of show he was here for, or many details for that matter. BUT – in my very battered old autograph book I have a lovely autograph personally addressed to me, love from Tim Brooke-Taylor. I also think somewhere in my collection of a small number of photos, there’s a photo of THE cake.

But – I have absolutely no memory of meeting the man. Sorry, Tim – you were a very funny man, and I’ve been assured by my sister that yes, possibly, maybe, there’s a very good chance I went with her to deliver the cake to wherever we had tracked him down. But obviously it wasn’t a significant enough moment in my life to imprint it on my brain for eternity.

But don’t feel offended, Tim. My autograph book also boasts the autographs of such luminaries as Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Craig Sergeant, Jeff Thomson, Bishen Bedi, Bruce Yardley, Trevor Chappell and Bill Robertson, who was apparently Mr Australia 1976. Among a lot of others 🙂

Ignoring my quite obvious cricket fixation, I have no recollection of actually GETTING those autographs. And I have no idea about the Mr Australia dude.

In fact the only autograph I actually recall getting was a rather hilariously embarrassing rampage through an airport to get Brett Lee (yep another cricketer)‘s autograph (and photo). I was with my friend Kerrie and by the time we had finished with him he knew our names. Obviously so he could pass the information on to the police, but that’s neither here nor there.

So – who’s the most famous person you’ve met? Obviously if you actually remember it, that’s a bonus. But autographs and photos are also acceptable as evidence.

Restraining orders are also acceptable.

Go for it!!!

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