Stick 'em in here.
I'll put my list in when I get a sec.
Stick 'em in here.
I'll put my list in when I get a sec.
How famous is famous?
I have boozed it up with Johnno Brown, Tim Notting, Joel Macdonald and Scott Harding (All Brisbane Lions), and Richo and Nafan Brown (Tigers) at a different time. Mark Ricuttio is from my home town so i know him fairly well and have played footy with him.
I have met the heir to the Ryan Air fortune, he is a friend of a friend so we got wasted on a Barossa wine tour with him (you wouldnt tell he was worth so much).
Met numerous company directors, although you wouldnt call them famous.
Bob Hawke, 2 knights, Ian Hentscke (SA Stateline), thats baout all i can remeber for now.
Although im sure not many of them would remember me...
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
Literally Ran into Kurt (First name basis).In a Super Market in Aspen Colorado.
Bowled him over---all apologetic,I had no idea who was flat on the floor until he got to his feet and rushing down the Isle was Goldie Hawn looking very concerned and menacing.
I apologised profusely while my head is racing--"Where have I seen this guy!"
and Man that blond looks familiar.
Kurt picked up the accent.
Where are you from? he asked.
Conversation ensued from there and we chatted for 5 or so minutes getting tips on where to go through the Rockies.
Penny dropped around a minute later---who they were---got a bit un comfortable for me from then on!
Didnt get an invite back to the Ranch 2000 acres with 4 abodes on it.
Found them nice natural people.
Have a great story about the missus but not enough time now.
How much of a wanker are we to feel pride by knowing a celebrity!!
Darren Berry (Vic keeper, played for Ringwood together in Dowling Shield, Vic U/16 comp)
Natalie Miller (ex YTT - ex girlfriend)
Kylie Minogue (Played softball with her on Great Keppel Island when INXS were rehearsing for X tour)
INXS (as above)
Richard Wilkins (as above - I worked on GKI for a bit)
Mike McKay (went to uni with him and tried to pick up chicks together in Torquay - unsuccessfully)
Tony Free (uni)
Andrew Gaze (uni)
Had Sheedy in the lounge room when I was recruited to Essendon in 86.
Every Essendon player between 1986-88
Punched Wayne Carey (Essendon v Nth U/19 Grand Final 1988)
Dean Bailey (Current Demons coach - played at same local club and in Essendon 2s together)
Had lunch with Ken Fletcher (Essendon legend)
Paul Keating (Shook hands and chatted prior to deploying to Rwanda with Army in 94)
Peter Cosgrove (briefed in Darwin before East Timor)
Simon Crean (briefed on exercise in QLD)
Sean Kennaway (commanded the Australian medical team that deployed on Op Niue Assist post Cyclone Heta in 2004 )
Joe Blow (Legend)
What a dick!
What defines famous.Some of the most interesting people I have met I guess you have never heard of. Some of the famous were complete boors. I once went game fishing with Sir Hudson-Fish, at the time chairman of Qantas, all he did was sit in the wheelhouse boozing while the deckie and I had a ball with big tuna. The deckie was the interesting one.
One interesting person though was one of the Queens cousins, Henry Able-Smith, at the time Governor General. I was showing him through a factory I was managing. We were allotted 30minutes and his staff had rehearsed the tour days before. When we were introduced it was a bit of a circus. I was standing in my allotted position as the Bently drove up. I was to be introduced by our Chairman but the celeb got out of the car right beside me and introduced himself and we shook hands. Then the Chairman arrived and started to introduce me only to be told "we have allready met" by Smith. I spent over an hour and a half with him and found him klowledgable and interesting. He kept ignoring nods and hints from his staff about time. The next day my boss wanted to know why I hadn't told him I knew the Governor General !!!!!
Sir paul mccartney in the Tate Modern in London (Art Gallery)
Basically, the room was crowded and as I turned to walk away from one piece of art, I accidently stood on his foot
He was pretty cool about it and we spoke for a few minutes. What I remember was how young he looked given his actual age.....
The other strange thing was that although others recognised him in there, no one officially approached him for an autograph, etc....
... A Fine is a Tax for doing something wrong. A Tax is a Fine for doing something right !!! ...
Ivan Lendl - On a golf course in Sydney in 1990 - I guess most people have forgotten him by now but used to be a top tennis player. His golf wasn't bad either.
Warren Buffett - Met him in New York doing a speech early nineties. Shook his hand but I was too intimidated to say much.
Sting and Parkinson - In the UK - 2001?; my girlfriend at the time knew the drummer technician of the band and we were invited backstage to the talkshow. Both of them don't look their age and are genuinely nice guys.
I met Henrik Larsson walking his dogs in the forest down the end of my street on Sunday...since he didn't score in during the EM I tried not to talk and football and complimented him on his beautiful Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Matt Welsh - Aussie backstroker
Boys from MotorAce
Drew Ginn - Awesome Foursome
Jesse Spencer - Us Series "House" and "Neighbours"
I went to school with all of the above.
Peter Brock, Cliff Young, various footy players, Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, John Howard, Malcolm Fraser, James Tomkins.
Scored the loud mouth personal trainer chick from BB a few years ago when out one night on a dare from the lads (not sure if she's celebrity status or not)
It's a vary long list, I'll pick out a few highlights.
- Prince Charles & Lady Di
- Natasha Stott Despoja
- Don Chipp
- Ruth Russell
- Eddie McGuire
- Andrew Denton
- Garth Tander
- Russell Gartner, Cliff Lyons, Ray Price, Mal Meninga, lots of other NRL players from their era
- Andrew Tridgell
- Richard Stallman
- Theo de Raadt
Shared a taxi with Tim Rogers (You Am I) once. He likes watching the Roos play at The Rose in Fitzroy & he dated a friend of a friend. Caught a few of my mates by surpise when Tim & I exited the taxi together outside a party in Fitzroy somewhere. Went to Sam Lane's (Before the Game) birthday party (spuriously invited) and Hughesy and Steve & Jo Silvagni were there. It was at Ilk Bar on Johnston St if anyone is from Melbourne.
Err that's it. Just call me captain lamo!
The Beatles - before Love Me Do came out, they were just another group at the time and I didn't get their autographs
Tony Meehan (The Shadows' first drummer)
The Big Three
Lucky Gordon (Profumo/Christine Keeler/Mandy Rice-Davies affair)
The Pretty Things
Acker Bilk and the Paramount Jazz Band
Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (when their drummer was Ringo Starr)
Eric Stewart when he was with a group called Emperors of Rhythm. He was later with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders & 10cc.
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
The Swinging Blue Jeans
That's all I can remember at the moment. Well, you know what they say about the '60s - if you can remember ANYTHING you weren't really there
How did I ever forget to mention Bob Spencer - The Angels and Skyhooks.
Hey Sam, yes they were musicians (mostly) but you've probably not heard of them because they were long before your time
The most famous person I meet is Sylvester Stallone. I remember going to the city (Melbourne) in 1998 for the opening of Planet Hollywood, it was the same day Princess Diana died. He walked past and i asked him his signature, I also shock his hand, damn his hands are massive.
No one really big but a few that someone has probably heard of...
Various then current and former state premiers and other politicians
Never met him but had a phone conversation with Paul Keating when he was PM.
Also, I'd rather not reveal my identity here but I'd say that a fair percentage of people in Hobart would recognise the name and know what I do.