The musician said he was currently 'feeling fine' and joked his farewell tour could get 'embarrassing' if it extends into next year
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Sunday 18 February 1996
Last year Paul Keating was counting stock in Tesco's. Now he's starring in a West End musical. Nicholas Barber reports
Friday 17 November 1995
His name will be on the credits of Steve Coogan's new show tonight. Lucky Coogan: Geoff Posner is Britain's most successful comedy director. By Robert Hanks
Thursday 06 April 1995
One year after Kurt Cobain's suicide, Ryan Gilbey meets young fans still grieving and wonders what makes rock tragedies so peculiarly painful
Sunday 12 February 1995
Despite his penchant for the aristocracy, Anthony Powell's Journals betray a bit of Pooter
ROCK / The what, where, when and how good: Ben Thompson listens to a new boxed set of The Who, and talks to Roger Daltrey
Sunday 26 June 1994
'WHEN I got close up to him, I could see he was wearing my true face . . . the face I always wanted.' This, according to The Who's scrupulous biographer, Dave Marsh, is how hard-core fan 'Irish Jack' felt when he first saw Pete Townshend on stage at a Shepherd's Bush church hall in 1962. The epiphanous effect might seem to be undermined by Jack's qualifying statement - 'Everything would have been perfect if I had a nose like this geezer' - but it actually isn't. It was The Who's very distance from picture-book pop- star ideals that would make them so important to people.
Thursday 07 October 1993
'I can't help thinking that had they remained free, the London of today would be a safer place.' 'They' being those community-spirited boys the Kray twins and 'I' - the author of this fatuous speculation - being Mike Reid, comedian and star of EastEnders.
Sunday 06 December 1992
I WAS surprised to discover in the piece about Sinead O'Connor ('The life of Saint Sinead', Review, 29 November) that I had reportedly 'whooped with laughter' along with (supposed pop cronies - give me a break]) Rick Astley and Roger Daltrey, while Simon Bates played a cynical 'tribute to Sinead' in the form of Whitney Houston singing 'The Star Spangled Banner'.
Friday 25 September 1992
'Generally speaking it makes a good read . . . it doesn't harm anybody', said PR man Max Clifford about his professional habit of making things up. You couldn't help wondering whether David Mellor found time last night to watch Present Imperfect (BBC 2) and if so what words might have passed his lips as this placid self- judgement emerged. Max Clifford works for Antonia de Sancha, among others, taking scandal and refining it (or perhaps crudifying it) into pure publicity.
Thursday 10 September 1992
Duran Duran 1978: Vocalist Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy leaves believing the band have no future. 1979: His replacement, Andy Wickett, quits for much the same reasons. 1980: Simon LeBon joins. Within 12 months they are the biggest group in the UK; two years later the biggest group in the world.
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