Friday, January 14, 2005

BILLY, DON'T BE A PAEDO: If only the Criminal Records Agency worked properly, we'd be suggesting that bands seeking to recruit members for long post-success slogs round the Butlins circuit ought to be getting background checks on the people they're getting to knock out the hits. There's been a few cases where the shady ringers brought into these touring concerns have turned out to be a bit murky, and the latest is the conviction of John Chambers for possessing kiddie porn. Chambers has been a member of Paper Lace and The Tornadoes, although he wasn't in either band for their glory years - he didn't pick up the Lace bass until some nine years after Billy Don't Be A Hero made number one.