QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – der gig-blog-Fragenkatalog: Folge 94 mit BILL PRITCHARD

Bill Pritchard

Foto: Promo

Wer mit Francoise Hardy schon was zusammen aufgenommen und sogar mit Serge Gainsbourg gesprochen hat, der muss ein Guter sein. Der schon seit Urzeiten tätige und immer wieder für längere Zeit abtauchende Bill Pritchard ist ein Pop-Songwriter erster Güte. Am 31. Mai spielt er im Laboratorium. Geht hin!

What was the most wonderful gig you ever played?
L’olympia Paris in December 2004. It was a venue all be it rebuilt that has evoked and staged so many brilliant moments in modern music from Sylvie Vartan supporting the Beatles to Lou Reed singing with Nico.

Where would you absolutely love to play?
Iceland.

Please describe your worst studio experience.
All experiences are different with their ups and downs

What would your music sound like if Elvis had never existed?
I would sound like a hybrid of Pat Boone, not bad.

The title of the book that touched you most is…
Wow that is a difficult one. I think The Beachcomber annual by JB Morton. Beachcomber was a series of surreal and very funny newspaper articles and the annual was a collection that my Dad gave to me and I loved it because it created a surreal world and was profoundly witty.

Which ringtone do you use?
The manufacturer’s first choice. I never changed them. If I could choose it would be Noddy Holder’s ‘Going up’ used in a lift in an art gallery in Walsall but I don’t know if that has ever been made into a ringtone

The most beautiful love song ever is called…
‘Under the milky way tonight’ by the Church or ‘You are so beautiful’ Joe Cocker

Which song (except your own songs) do you know by heart?
Curly by the Move and Hippy Hoorah Jack Dutronc.

Boxer shorts or briefs?
Both.

Which Beatles song deserves a decent cover (by you)?
‘Long long long ‘ from the white album.

Which TV show is essential?
Batman the 1966 series. Especially the episodes with ‘The penguin’ in.

Please tell us your favourite joke.
Customer: ”I would like one hamburger one and one milkshake one hamburger and one milkshake”. Cashier: “Do you mean 2 hamburgers and 2 milkshakes?” Customer: Yes (Courtesy of Dennis the German cameraman).

Describe the perfect stage outfit.
Baileys Fedora hat seer sucker suit and black plimsolls.

Your favourite candy?
Cinder toffee.

What would you be today if you had not become a pop star?
A teacher oh wait a minute I am …………

In which band would you like to play (except your own)?
‘The Fenton ukulele orchestra’ if it existed.

What’s your favourite instrument?
The ukulele.

The greatest musical genius (dead or alive)?
Roy Wood.

The most beautiful woman/man in showbusiness?
Walter Matthau or Elizabeth Taylor. I was such a big a big fan of Matthau that /I taped over an interview I gave because there was a Mathau video I wanted to watch ‘The plaza suite ‘classic.

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