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FWIW : I really rate Brian as a musician; on the "It's Your World" version of "...Hatred", the Bilal Sunni-Ali sax solo that folds out into the line Masters at Work flipped for "Moonshine" and then Brian's full-on haunted-house chordbook masterclass are some of my favourite ten minutes in music. They just play the shit out of it.
Never knew he's had a full-time I.T. career for over 30 years as well as having the legacy of the work he did with Gil. Of course, Gil took Brian's rightful cut, so there was the pain of having to deal with that and supporting five kids. He said they were as cool as they could ever be at the end. Never knew Gil was only 19 when he penned "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" and was completely clean. Esther Phillips, an addict herself who wanted to cover the tune, did not believe he could have written it until she met Gil.
Brian still definitely has it, at 71 - he's very youthful. They were playing "We Out Here" fest on the Sunday and that concluded the tour. Brian was playing keys and flute on Friday. He and the band were in my hotel so we got to hang for a while and talked shit about most things. I already knew Paul Jones (R) on drums for 30+ years from our days and gigs in Manchester. Steve Walters (L) was on bass, he's got a CV with Sir Rod/Amy/George Michael/Mariah... so there were some good stories.