Eric Idle

Bridgetown, Barbados 1977
This shot was taken in 1977 in Barbados. Eric Idle and I took a walk along the Bridgetown Quay where the big ships were. As we had just completed work on his series ‘Rutland Weekend Television’, in which George Harrison starred as a pirate, and since George had written ‘My Sweet Lord’ years before, Eric wanted me to take this picture for George. George subsequently used it in his autobiography ‘I, Me, Mine’, written in the early 1980’s. I just noticed Eric’s Rolling Stones T-shirt while writing this. I think he pinched it from me.