I have to thank Mike Oldfield for not hiring me to be the tour manager for the Tubular Bells tour of Europe in early 1979. I was told I looked too young to be his tour manager after Richard Branson had asked me to be interviewed in mid 1978.

Hilary Walker called me and said she had a great job for me fairly soon after I'd lost out on the Mike Oldfield gig. Hilary used to be head of promotions at EMI and I had worked along side her for a few years, mostly on Cockney Rebel stuff.

Hillary left EMI to work for Kate full time in '78 as her business manager and I am indebted to her for having been involved in one of the most magical tours of all time. Thank you Hilary xx