JOHN GUNNELL AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE AND MY FATHER PETER
Val Wilmer (Photographer and a regular at The Flamingo Club), John Gunnell in the middle (who managed The Flamingo Club) and Eddie Thornton
John Gunnell was my friend in the mid 1980's. We met in the Slug and Lettuce, Islington Green. He lived in Chris Farlowe's flat which he took over above a Record store next to The Screen on the Green. We found out he was also my late fathers partner Peter Lyons ( Pete the Pill). Dad was involved in the Profumo Affair,the Krays,The Richardsons who wanted him to work with them all. My dad looked after Georgie Fame. I worked for John for one night at the Astoria at an event called Arena! I was the MC and stage manager.I really liked John, his favourite drink was Noilly Prat a French drink. I hope to meet up with John soon, miss his humour! Funny I worked in the music biz in the late 70's, knew the Who. Met Georgie Fame. And the late Matt Monro who was a childhood friend of my dad! Small World!