A Conversation for John Kettley - Weatherman (and people mentioned in the same song)
secondbase Started conversation May 17, 2005
I guess you're right that David Steel, former Liberal leader, has never lived in Keele. But what about David Steele, former Northants batsman and England's hero against Australia - Lillee, Thommo and all - in 1975? Steele was borne in Bradley, Staffordshire - just 24 miles from Keele.
Why on earth the song should mention THAT David Steele is a mystery - but there again so are most of the other lyrics.
Mu Beta Posted May 17, 2005
Thanks for that information.
We considered a number of David Steel(e)s when compiling this Entry - I don't think that one even got a mention. On the face of it, the Liberal politician seemed the most likely.
malcsharp Posted Nov 12, 2005
David Steele the Test Cricketer was certainly from Staffordshire.
What mystifies me is "that one" didn't "even got a mention". He was the biggest sports star in England in 1975 and BBC sports personality of the year. (One of only three cricketers to be so - although Freddie Flintoff will almost certainly be the next.) To this day he is still a legend - "The bank clerk who went to war". (He was the subject of a video in the 90's - Lillee's clash with Steele.)
David Steel the Liberal Leader had never crossed my mind until I found this web page.
There is just a tinge of Half Man Half Biscuit about Tribe of Toffs, although not quite as sharp.
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