[Dixielandjazz] The queen

Ed Danielson mcvouty78 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 4 14:23:56 PST 2005

OK, so good Queen Bess doesn't know who Eric Clapton is...  I guess I can 
buy that.  But given her lack of rock knowledge, I don't understand her 
bestowing of knighthoods or OBEs on marginally talented rock-n-rollers, like 
Elton John... particularly when (Sir) George Shearing hasn't yet been 
knighted!  The man is a credit to piano playing, to the British Isles and to 
the human race.   And (Dame) Marian McPartland is possibly even more worthy.

Does anyone know how to campaign for their elevation to -- what do they call 
it, a peerage?

Ed Danielson

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