Paul Newman 1925 – 2008

Paul Newman 1925 – 2008
Originally uploaded by MonoCassette

Another super-talented professional to leave us but never to be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers should go to his family at this sad and momentous time. And what a lovely human being.

When I was a struggling musician in the 60’s and living in Hollywood, he very kindly gave me his personal telephone billing number so I could ring my future wife in London, EVERY DAY. In those days it would cost £1 per minute, and the calls would normally last an hour! Being young and missing each other, those phone calls meant a lot both to me and to Ondrea and he recognised that and just said that I could use it wherever I was in the world any time I wished!