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DO: Did you get to meet him?

JDB: (Laughs ruefully) Erm, yes we did, but I made a complete a*** of myself. The first thing I thought of saying to him was, ‘I bought your Pipes Of Peace album from the Record Club (1980s mail order service) in 1983. I should have brought that with me for you to autograph.’ He raised his eyebrows and looked at me really strange as if to say (adopts a pinpoint accurate Scouse accent), ‘You taking the p*** lad?’ I was mortified. I could hear the words coming out of my mouth, but it was too late by then!

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— James about meeting Paul McCartney from when they supported him last year.

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