A Conversation for John Kettley - Weatherman (and people mentioned in the same song)

David Steel(e)

Post 1

secondbase

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.


David Steel(e)

Post 2

Mu Beta

Thanks for that information. smiley - ok

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.

B


David Steel(e)

Post 3

malcsharp

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.


Key: Complain about this post

David Steel(e)

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more