Friday, 10 June 2016

Because, because, because, because, because

From one Queen to another

Madam Arcati and I are off to the Queen's birthday party tonight! Well, almost - we have tickets to a live recording of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night birthday special at the Hackney Empire, featuring Sir Willard White, Julian Ovenden ("Charles Blake" in Downton Abbey) and the BBC Concert Orchestra!

It's not just HM The Queen's Official 90th Birthday today (as well as Phil the Greek's 95th), however. Sharing the occasion are such estimable bods as Terrence Rattigan, Lionel Jeffries, June Haver, Saul Bellow, João Gilberto, Elio Fiorucci, Liz Hurley, Frederick Loewe - and Judy Garland!

And, of course, I have the perfect choon to mark the estimable occasion, as well as fitting our traditional weekend "theme".

Here's Meco and the Over The Rainbow/We're Off To See The Wizard medley:

Thank Disco It's Friday!



  1. june haver's sister & i worked together. she used to dress like dorothy....ginghamy-style dresses with matching hairbands to make her wigs look less wiggy. she was a sweet woman, but the look screamed baby jane.

    1. A bit of a troubled soul, by all accounts... Jx

  2. Regards to delicious Julian - who was starkers in front of us at MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Donmar a summer or two ago. It was artistic of course but he still looked the business.


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