October 2001 issue
Yes I know it's been a long time since I
updated the Lt Pigeon web site but better late than never!
With Steve Johnson now living and working in his successful
recording studio in the North West, and Hilda sadly no longer with us, all
attention falls on Rob and Nigel. They have just completed the world's first
ever 35 minute single! It is called OPUS 400 and it will be available very
soon. (Watch this space)
The idea has been brewing for nearly 30 years and has its
roots in the 'B' side of Desperate Dan, which those diehards who have
weathered all the storms since the birth of 'Pigeon', will know was called
Despite Rob and Nigel stating some time ago that they had no
further interest in producing records, sufficient interest has been generated
by both this site and the autobiography, to warrant their return to the studio
and to create this marathon piece of bizarre music. Already it has had an
airing on the radio. On August 17th Nigel was the studio guest on the BBC
Midland Friday night programme "Record Collector". By sending a blank cheque
--sorry cassette-- to 36 Kingsway, COVENTRY CV2 4FE, you will receive a
transcript of the interview free of charge.Please include a stamped and
addressed envelope however! Many thanks to Alan Bayly who arranged it all by
Those of you who have bought the book (When Show Business Is No
Business) will probably have already learned of the sad death of TV producer
Muriel Young's untimely death. This year has also seen the deaths of two
others featured in the book, namely Shirley Jephcott and Andrea Savory. Rob
and Nigel would like to express their sincere sadness at these tragic losses.
More new about the new single in my next newsletter. The two Lt
Pigeon retro CD's are still available on Amazon.co.uk That's all for now
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December 2001 issue
Sales of the brand new Lieutenant Pigeon CD "Opus 400"
have started off with a bang! The single, which is 35 minutes long and full of
weird and wonderful music, seems to have caused quite a stir.
So far only ONE person has come up with what the
record is all about. It is an enigma. A mystery record. It represents
something and the clues are all there. In fact the boys have even put a one
word clue on the sleeve to help. A little lateral thought will help those who
like solving puzzles!
The Lieutenant Pigeon autobiography has now
been available for almost a year. The title is "When Show Business Is No
Business" and it is published by Ranwell Press. It can also now be obtained
through amazon.co.uk and by typing in Nigel Fletcher on Amazon's search
page, details will come up immediately. At £4.99 it is a steal!
Dear Don Ker, original lead guitarist with Stavely
Makepeace, became the first group member to hit the magic six-0 on October
3rd. Although he might ask for a chair on stage these days, he's still quite
capable of holding his own with the very best.
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