I was so sorry to hear about George Melly's passing away yesterday. Last year I borrowed his trilogy autobiography 'Owning Up' from the library just to read the small bit about his Eel Pie Island experiences, but found it so well written and entertaining that I ended up reading most of the mighty volume and then borrowed the fourth installment too.
I had the pleasure of seeing him play a very small gig in Trevor Baylis's back garden some years ago and thought he was magnificent.
Do any of you remember ever seeing him play Eel Pie in the '50's and '60's? I would love to hear about it...please post comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org