Mudcat Café message #2186323 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: John MacKenzie
04-Nov-07 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor
Subject: RE: Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor
Graham, nice to hear from you, I remember you from knowing Derek, and singing at the Assembly Rooms Surbiton many moons ago.
Yes I heard the rumour about their antipathy, which I believe is a true story.
Jimmy went on to do quite a bit of solo gigs after they broke up, and he presented programmes on radio Scotland. He was also involved with a totally off the wall TV programme called The Golden Cagoule, which was chaired by the magnificent Muriel Gray, and Jimmy captained one team, while Donny Munro captained the other. It was a quiz format, and at the end the team that won was awarded the apocryphal Golden Cagoule, which they had to don and stand under a shower of water while the final credits roll. It was a fascinatingly naff programme, but the funniest bit about it to me was the fact that Jimmy appeared to take it seriously!
I haven't seen Derek for a while, was supposed to see him at Sidmouth but he had family things to do, but we are still in touch.