My Fantasy band - John Taylor, Duran Duran
Friday 03 April 2009
Guitars - Nile Rodgers and Steve Jones
On rhythm I'd like Nile Rodgers of Chic. Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols would play lead; he can punch a hole in the sky.
Bass - Stuart Zender
If I sit out, I'd hire Zender, who was Jamiroquai's bassist and now plays with Mark Ronson.
Piano - Jools Holland
This is a tough one, but I like the one-man boogie-woogie party.
Drums - Phil Collins and Bill Bruford
I saw them double drum together to spectacular effect many years ago and never forgot.
Horns - Earth, Wind and Fire
If we're sticking to living musicians, I would borrow EWF's crack section.
Strings - Bond
A blatant attempt to up the sex appeal with this string quartet.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
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