Forgot to mention that Elvis’s chiropodist (though it has another name in the USA) came to the Memphis show. He still has his office next door to ‘Graceland’ and told me how he spoke to Elvis just days before died. Thanks Joel for a remarkable conversation.
Tonight I played my last show of the tour in Macomb, Il for Tri State Radio, and then Paul and I drove halfway back to Chicago to catch the flight home tomorrow. Only we kind of had a problem on the way. The fuel gauge on the rental car decided to lie (it did honest) and we ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere in very cold conditions. After a call to 911 and then a visit from a very nice sheriff from the Police department and then a service truck we finally made it to a gas station. Without mobile phones and sat navigation to pin point our position it would have been a very different story.
It’s been a good, but long tour and I’m ready to come home. Strange to think this time next week we will be two dates into the UK tour. But first I get to see those I love the most and to catch up on all the news from Harriet who has been filming as an extra on the new Happy Potter film. Imagine that, I have a daughter at Hogwarts!