At 11, I went to live with my maternal nan and granddad temporarily, after my parents separated, and Nan would let me have a go on her piano. My grandparents were like something out of the Noel Coward play, 'This Happy Breed,' and it was magical to hear them sing music-hall songs.
Most of the people who write pop music were outsiders at some time in their life.
Anyone who thinks they have a monopoly on truth, and there is only one way to see the world, always gets us into trouble.
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