Brian finally agreed he was in trouble when he started to believe Romeo, as Mark Knopfler reports, really did proposition Juliet with the words, “You and me, Babe, how about it?
Further clues arrived. He’d grown obsessed by what Elton John saw in the Tiny Dancer’s “pirate smile”. And what Billy Joel sang when that man asked him, “Son, can you play me a memory?”
But what nailed it was the image Brian carried in his head of Bruce Springsteen watching the circus boss lean over to whisper in the little boy’s ear, “Son you wanna try the Big Top?”
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I'm originally from Liverpool and worked as a national magazine journalist for more than 30 years before suffering a stroke at age 53. I started blogging as part of a neuro-rehabilitation programme and wrote the very first entries with one finger of my disabled left hand. Later, art became another therapy for me at Headway East London's Submit To Love studios. I blog regularly and volunteer as a teaching assistant, coaching schoolchildren in aspects of journalism.
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