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'The Story about a Shirt'

Pictures from the camera of Martin Awsop



 
This is the story of Martin Awsop, Procol Harum fan extraordinaire, who came from Barcelona to Croydon to hear the band play a concert
Martin Awsop by a Procol Harum poster at the Fairfield Halls
Martin Awsop, with Jens and Roland, and Larry lurking by the bar at the Palers' Fair
He went to the Palers' Fair where he met two suspicious-looking men who were selling commemorative tee-shirts, in a limited edition, designed by the one with the hat.
Martin bought one, put it on, then asked an organist to sign it. 

The organist looked in surprise at the surname, 'Awsop' he thought it rang a bell.

Martin with Matthew Fisher
Martin with Mark Brzezicki
Next up, Martin got a passing drummer to sign the shirt. 

Other fans looked on in surprise

Then a guitarist signed it as well. 

The whole band had already signed an empty shirt, a few weeks before, to serve as a raffle-prize but it's much easier to write neatly on a tee-shirt that has a human being inside it.

Martin with Geoffrey Whitehorn
Martin with Matthew Pegg ... Jutta Buedel looks on ... can you see Annie Whitehorn too?
When a bass-player came up and signed it, the shirt was almost complete!
and when a singer / pianist (wearing a very similar garment himself) added his own name, that was the icing on the cake! 

No need for Martin to worry now who will win the raffle unless, of course, he wins it himself and all that effort will have been wasted!

Martin with Gary Brooker ... Hermann Braunschmidt looks on

 



 
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