Caldwell Smythe and Colonel Barefoot’s Rock Garden

We had been doing some filming of the events at the old Station Hotel in Richmond where those young Rollin’ Stones cut their teeth in the Sixties and we met the extra-ordinary Caldwell Smythe who had put on the gigs at nearby Eel Pie Island in the late Sixties. Too many good stories to miss out on so a couple of days later we sat down in a quieter room and set to it. Afterwards he wanted a photo of me and him and the kit so I was happy to oblige. Caldwell is the taller one with the full head of white hair and the Jimi Hendrix T-shirt, I am the smaller one wondering how long it is actually possible to hold my stomach in for.

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