What do Postman Pat, Tommy Cooper, Norman knowledge, and George top have in universal with being deserted in a Costa Rican jungle after a critical bout of flatulence? certainly how are they attached to attempting to purchase an Australian brewery simply to get a lager, possessing twenty-two autos, an American football crew, and Swiss mail-order pornography? i assume we need to come fresh and volunteer the identify of a undeniable keyboard genius referred to as Mr. Richard Wakeman. That acknowledged, you will then no longer be shocked that this moment quantity of wondrous tales elaborates on violinists falling out of timber, being mauled on dwell television by way of a German shepherd, taking part in golfing with kangaroos, amputations sound-tracked by means of prog rock classics, a live performance performed to a solitary dogs, and signing autographs at the bathroom. The extra Adventures of a Grumpy previous Rock Star takes you, oh privileged reader, on a visit of absurd extra, a cultural vehicle crash of side-splitting hilarity, and an unforgettable glimpse into the lifetime of one in all Britain's such a lot mythical showmen, rock stars, and all-time nice raconteurs.
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