Friday, 17 February 2012

Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?

I am going ever so slightly off piste with this latest post, however, as the story heavily involves one of my favourite characters from the period, Robert Fraser, I thought it was about time to take an in-depth look at the infamous Rolling Stones story of the Redlands Bust:

Here for the first time is the complete story of the Redlands Bust and its cultural consequences. In 1967 the establishment in England were determined to punish the Rolling Stones, Britain’s most insolent pop group. It was a time when sex, drugs and rock’n’roll were becoming the normal lifestyle of the youth of the nation and the establishment saw the Rolling Stones as leading the charge.

It began just after eight o’clock, on the evening of February 12 1967 when Redlands, the Sussex country home of Stone’s guitarist Keith Richards was raided by a force of twenty police officers. Inside, Keith and his guests - including Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, the gallery owner Robert Fraser, and “Acid King” David Schneiderman - shared in the quiet warmth of a day taking LSD. Relaxed, they listened to music, oblivious to the police gathering outside. The first intimation something was about to happen came when a face appeared, pressed against the window.

It must be a fan. Who else could it be? But Keith noticed it was a “little old lady.” Strange kind of fan. If we ignore her. She’ll go away.

Then it came, a loud, urgent banging on the front door. Robert Fraser quipped, “Don’t answer. It must be tradesmen. Gentlemen ring up first.” Marianne Faithfull whispered, “If we don’t make any noise, if we’re all really quiet, they’ll go away.” But they didn’t.

When Richards opened the door, he was confronted by 18 police officers led by Police Chief Inspector Gordon Dinely, who presented Richards with a warrant to “search the premises and the persons in them, under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1965.”

The raid came after a tip off by the tabloid newspaper, the News of the World, who were conducting a personal vendetta against Jagger because of a libel case he had brought against the newspaper. The News of the World had set up a team of journalists to infiltrate The Stones’ circle and get the lowdown on their drug use. 

One night, a journalist spoke with a drug-addled Brian Jones about his chemicals of choice. Thinking they had a major scoop, the paper ran the story. It was to prove a major mistake, as the News of the World couldn’t tell their pop stars apart, and believed they had caught Mick Jagger unawares, rather than Jones. 

When the paper published its story on Jagger and his alleged drug confession, the singer sued the paper. It led the tabloid to plan its revenge to discredit Jagger. That plan revealed a very cosy relationship between the newspaper and the police.

Detective Sergeant Norman Clement Pilcher, or “Nobby” as he was known to his colleagues was quite a character, as was his insatiable desire to rise swiftly through the ranks of London’s police. Pilcher seems to have had an agenda to curb the activities of London’s musicians, but he certainly knew the value of a celebrity bust. While seemingly the majority of the capital’s youth were engaged in some form of narcotic use, Picher knew that busting a celebrity would raise his profile enormously.

Pilcher waged a war on pop’s elite. During his time at the Drugs Squad, Pilcher was responsible for arresting Donovan, Brian Jones, John Lennon and George Harrison. Pilcher always got his man by bringing along to any bust his own supply of evidence. He was lampooned as a rock groupie by underground magazine Oz, and John Lennon described him as ‘semolina pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower’ in “I Am The Walrus.”

In our present world of anodyne music pumped out by record labels and TV talent shows as soundtracks for malls, lifts and supermarkets, it is hard to believe that once-upon-a-time, music, in particular pop music, was considered revolutionary and a very real threat to the established order. Think of this when imagining the world the Rolling Stones burst into back in 1963, as it was the Stones, their music and their alleged drug use that became the focus of British establishment’s ire.

Unlike the Beatles, who played the game, and were considered cheeky and harmless, wore suits and smiled, The Stones were deemed dirty, surly, long-haired, and played Black music - R ‘n’ B, that inflamed their fans to riot. All of this wasn’t helped by manager Andrew Loog-Oldham’s statement that if the Beatles were Christ, then the Stones were the Anti-Christ. Besides, the Beatles were unassailable, especially after Prime Minister Harold Wilson controversially honoured them with MBEs in 1965.

So it was that the News of the World worked hand in glove with the police, tipping off the relevant authorities about drugs parties then turning up to photograph the arrested being taken away. Indeed, when John and Yoko were raided in 1968, the press were there just before Pilcher and his team arrived!

It appears that the police in Chichester at that time knew about Keith Richards’ presence at Redlands and were also aware that drugs were probably being used there. In fact, a former member of the drug squad has told how they weren’t in the slightest bit interested in raiding Keith’s house as it proved very little, and moreover, would throw an enormous spotlight on their operations.

The News Of The World were eager to call the bluff on Mick Jagger’s libel suit against them, and rang Scotland Yard to see if they’d enact a raid on Richards’ house on the weekend of February 12th 1967. 

However, the drug squad chief at the time (not Pilcher), resisted the temptation to act on the tip-off, saying that it would confer a martyrdom status on Mick and Keith if they went ahead with it.

Undeterred, the News Of The World then contacted Chichester Police and seemingly forced their hand to make the raid that weekend. 

The police discovered amphetamines/travel sickness pills in the pocket of Jagger’s jacket. Jagger had obtained the pills in Italy, where they were legally available for travel sickness. Heroin and eight capsules of methylamphetamine hydrochloride were found on Robert Fraser, while the remnants of marijuana found in an ashtray implicated Richards.

Bizarrely, David Schneiderman’s portable drug cabinet, containing LSD and dope, was not examined by the police, which has given rise to questions over the “Acid King’s” involvement:

David Schneidermann and his attache case
The elusive David Schneidermann remains probably the most enigmatic figure in rock and roll folklore. One of the many mysteries of the Redlands Bust has always been the identity and role of David Schneidermann.

The description of Schneidermann varies: some report he was a 27 year old Canadian, others say he originated from California, and that he was also known as Dave Britton. He has been described as an "up-market American west coast flower child."

Marianne Faithfull has confirmed that Schneiderman had delivered to each of the house party a tab of "white lightning" LSD with their tea on the morning of the police raid.

When the bust occurred Schneidermann was able to prevent the police searching his attaché case by saying that it contained exposed film for a New York newspaper. According to sources the case was a trove of illegal drugs. Others suggest Schneidermann was an agent provocateur who tipped off the London tabloid newspaper the News of the World about the party. 

Christopher Gibbs, a friend of Jagger present at the bust had this to say about Schneidermann: “The infamous David Schniederman, on the other hand, was a pied-piperish character, who the hell he was, and where he came from, nobody knew he had just popped up. He was able to tune into everybody’s wavelength and was seductive, satanic, the devil in his most beguiling of disguises. After the bust he vanished as devils do, in a puff of smoke, and was never seen again”.

Michael Cooper is quoted in Tony Sanchez's book - Up and Down with the Rolling Stones. “The guy’s much more than an ordinary pusher,” he said. “He had a whole collection of different passports in different names and with different nationalities on them. I saw them once when I was looking through his bag for some dope at Redlands.”

“And he talked to me about guns and weapons in the same sort of way that most guys talk about chicks. I know it sounds fantastic but I reckon he was something much more than a creep hired by the News of the World. He was like some kind of James Bond character, and someone, someone right at the top, put him in because the Stones are becoming too powerful. They really are worried that you could spark off fighting in the streets if you tried, and now they are going to try to break you. I’m sure the newspaper was in on it somewhere, but it was this guy using them-not the other way around.”

Schneiderman's disappearance immediately after the bust has been the subject of speculation ever since. At the trial Michael Havers QC, defending Jagger and Richards, claimed that Schneiderman had been planted by the News of the World as an agent provocateur. It was an allegation the newspaper described as a "monstrous charge" but it later admitted that he was the "reliable source" whose tip-off led to the raid.
It is even not clear if his name is spelt Schneiderman or with two ‘n’s: Schneidermann. At the trial the name was spelt: Sneidermann.

After the Redlands bust, he slipped out of Britain and moved to the States where he changed his name to David Jove, and lived in Hollywood, later working as a small-time producer and film-maker.
David 'Jove' Schneidermann
Maggie Abbott, a Sixties talent agent, met him in Los Angeles in 1983 and became his lover. He told her how he infiltrated the group but said he was now ‘on the run’. 

She said: ‘David was a heavy drug user but had a quick wit. He was the perfect choice to infiltrate the Stones. He never showed any remorse for what he did. It was all about how he had been “the victim”. He was a totally selfish person. Mick had been my friend as well as a client and I thought about trying to persuade David to come clean publicly. But he was always armed with a handgun and I feared that if I gave him away, he’d shoot me.’

His identity was confirmed by a scion of a family of American philanthropists, James Weinstock. Two years after the Redlands raid, ‘Dave Jove’ married Mr Weinstock’s sister, Lotus, in Britain. ‘They’d come up with some new way to make acid and decided to go to the UK and sell it,’ Miss Abbott said.

But David was caught carrying pot by Customs. ‘Some other guys turned up – he implied they were MI5 or MI6 – and they gave him an ultimatum: he’d get out of prison time if he set up the Stones.’ The British agents were in cahoots, he told Miss Abbott, with the FBI’s notorious Counterintelligence division, known as Cointelpro, which specialised in discrediting American groups deemed to be ‘subversive’.

On Christmas Day in 1969, ‘Jove’s’ new wife, Lotus, gave birth to a daughter, Lili. Their marriage lasted 18 years, though they never lived together. 

‘I first met David when I returned to California from Bali, where I had gone searching for God,’ said James Weinstock, Lotus’s brother. ‘One New Year’s Eve, he showed me a gun and said he’d just killed a man who was messing with his car.’ Later he was rumoured to have murdered a TV personality, Peter Ivers, the presenter of a TV show that ‘Jove’ produced.

Miss Abbott said: ‘There was talk that Peter had decided to leave the show and David was angry. ‘I discovered “Jove” wasn’t David’s real name when he shot himself through his heel with his gun. ‘When we checked him into hospital, he used a made-up name and later I found out his real name was Sniderman.’
His first half-hearted admission was to Mr Weinstock: ‘He told me he was tight with the Rolling Stones in England, but had a falling-out with them,’ he said. ‘He was arrested for some serious offence, but managed to extricate himself, and he said it all looked very suspicious when the police busted the Rolling Stones. They froze him out after that.’

In 1985, Miss Abbott and an old friend, Marianne Faithfull, went out for dinner in Los Angeles. Miss Abbott introduced her to ‘Jove’ – but Ms Faithfull soon told her she wanted to leave. Miss Abbott says: ‘When we got into my car, she said, “It’s him, the Acid King. He set up the Redlands bust. Don’t ever see him again”. ’

Miss Abbott added: ‘Two months after the evening with Marianne, I finally had it out with him. ‘To my amazement, he told me everything. He said, “It’s a relief to be able to talk about it”. ’

‘Jove’s’ final confession was made to his daughter, Lili Haydn, now a rock violinist. She said: ‘Shortly before his death he said he was the Acid King. ‘He told me he wasn’t a drug dealer. He felt he was expanding the consciousness of some of the greatest minds of his day.’

Later in his life he was ostracised by his glamorous LA set after his drug use became ‘voluminous’. He died alone in 2004.

The mysterious ‘Acid King’ was not the only surprising guest present at Redlands that day; it has long been rumoured that Beatle George Harrison and his then wife Patti Boyd had been there. Former Beatles press officer Tony Bramwell said. "Yes they were and so was I! Well, I left as well. I never took any drugs, just the occasional drink. I was in terror of losing my visas & passports and freedom and things. And if you were busted for drugs in England, or anywhere at the time, you lost your visas. Sort of semi incarcerated. I didn’t like the idea of that so I stayed away from that abuse."

Whether the police waited for the illustrious Beatle to leave before moving in has never been adequately explained.
At their trial, held at West Sussex Quarter Sessions, Jagger and Richards plead not guilty and were defended by Michael Havers QC.

When it came to their trial, Judge Leslie Block advised the jury to ignore any reasonable doubt used by the defence, this saw Jagger sentenced to three months for possession of amphetamines, and Richards to one year in jail for allowing cannabis to be smoked in his home. Robert Fraser received six months for possessing heroin.

The sentencing led to William Rees Mogg, then editor of the London Times to write an editorial in the paper, “Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?” that helped swing public opinion towards the Stones and against the harsh sentencing, which was later quashed under appeal. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Tara Browne 1965 Penthouse Symposium

I recently dicovered that PID mainstay and 1960s social butterfly, Tara Browne, took part in a symposium about the state of the British aristocracy in a 1965 edition of Penthouse magazine.

Unfortunately, we don't discover a huge amount of new information, however, I am posting what there is.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

So what do we know about Tara Browne?

Tara Browne and the Rosy Cross

Tara Browne
So what do we know about Tara Browne?

For a man who lived for just 21 short years he seems to have crammed in a great deal of living and had an impact upon a great deal of lives.

By the time of his death on December 18, 1966 he was married to Noreen McSherry the daughter of a County Down farmer. The couple had two children, aged three and one, and were already estranged in what was then a very public battle for custody in the High Courts. Browne was born on 4 March 1945, to Dominick Browne, 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne, a member of the House of Lords since 1927 who later became famous for having served in that house longer than any other peer, finally being evicted during government reforms in 1999; and Oonagh Guinness, heiress to the Guinness fortune and the youngest of the three "Golden Guinness Girls".

Tara's groovy C.V.

It has been widely reported that Tara was educated at Eton, but this is not the case, he was, however, due to inherit around £1 million on his 25th birthday. Even at the age of 21, he left £56,069 in his estate, a sum which would have made him a millionaire today. His inquest described him as a man of "independent means". 

Despite this wealth he worked. According to a 1965 symposium in Penthouse magazine to which he contributed he was employed at Len Street Engineering, a Lotus dealership in Bayswater, presumably where he obtained the ill-fated Lotus Elan which would take his life?

Len Street Engineering where Tara worked
The Lotus Elan in which Tara died?

He also co-owned Dandie fashions on the Kings Road in London. After his death Tara’s share was bought by the Australian, John Crittle, who would transform it with the Beatles into Apple tailoring. Indeed, on the night of his death Tara was on his way to discuss designs for the shop front with graphic artist David Vaughn of Binder, Edwards and Vaughan who also painted a piano for Paul McCartney that he still uses on stage.

Dandie fashions

His 21st birthday party was a lavish affair and he counted Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Paul McCartney and his brother Mike, gallery owner Robert Fraser and John Paul Getty among his friends. He was a sufficiently large influence on Keith Richards and John Paul Getty that both would name sons after Tara. 

He was seen with a string of girlfriends including Amanda Lear, who was rumoured to have been born a man, and Suki Potier. Tara was with Amanda Lear in Paris when he introduced her to the artist Salvador Dali and she would go on to be his muse for the rest of his life. I have often wondered if the Paul McCartney painting entitled ‘Tara’s plastic skirt’ is a veiled reference to Amanda Lear and her rumoured sex change operation. 
Tara's Plastic Skirt

Tara's 21st
He was photographed with Suki Potier at his 21st birthday party, alongside Brian Jones, and she would go on to date the Rolling Stones man after Tara’s death and was living with him when he died in 1969. Suki was with Tara at the time of his death and was the passenger in his Lotus. According to her, Browne tried to avoid a car coming straight at him. He swerved to avoid it and crashed into another one trying to save her. Potier claimed Browne was not going particularly fast when he drove down Earls Court Road into Redcliffe Gardens, but independent witnesses at the inquest suggested otherwise and their testimony would appear to be borne out by pictures of the crumpled bonnet and torn-off roof of the sports car. 

He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed

Little has been made about the occupant of the ‘other car’ but I wonder if it may have been a certain Paul McCartney? Suki escaped unhurt but would go on to be killed in a car crash in 1981 with her then husband Robert Ho. It is rumoured she forced the car to swerve over a ravine after her husband asked her for a divorce.

Tara is known to have experimented with LSD and it has been claimed that he and McCartney had been taking it on the night of his death. Tara was also with Paul McCartney one night around Christmas 1965 when the Beatle was involved in a motorcycle accident and chipped a tooth.

Paul after his motorcycle tumble

The Browne family home is Luggala, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. In 1937, Ernest Guinness bought Luggala and gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Oonagh, on her marriage to Lord Oranmore and Browne. Oonagh was famous for her 'raffish weekend' parties at Luggala. Guests were driven around at breakneck speed in the Rolls Royce, one guest saying it was like 'being driven from Sodom to Gomorrah'! It became a haven for the intelligentsia of Dublin as well as artists and musicians from around the world.

Tara Browne's Rosicrucian Headstone

As mentioned previously, Tara came from a distinguished family and his father served in the House of Lords. The gravestones of both Tara and his father are extremely interesting for the symbolism displayed. Both feature the family crest – a double headed eagle – whilst his father’s features a griffin above the eagle. The double headed eagle is the emblem of the thirty second and thirty-third (and highest) degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. 

The Browne family crest

Definition: Double-headed Eagle: A Masonic seal and initiation symbol. The eagle is a universal symbol representing the sun, power, authority, victory, the sky gods and the royal head of a nation. 

Alternatively, according to Manley P. Hall, 33rd Degree Freemason, what is being depicted in this symbol is actually a double headed phoenix, not an eagle, he says:
“Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers ... in size and shape it resembles the eagle, but with certain differences. The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers, and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red. The head of the bird is light in colour, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage. At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant colour. The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection ... The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again.”

A phoenix is a mythical bird and has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal.
In my research into the family history of the Oranmore and Browne’s I have discovered a possible family link to a Sir Thomas Browne. Sir Thomas was the son of Sir Valentine Browne and his wife, Thomasine. Thomasine was the sister of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord-Keeper of England and loyal servant of Queen Elizabeth I. Sir Nicholas is also the ‘father’ of Sir Francis Bacon. As I have hinted at in my YouTube movies, Sir Francis Bacon is the rumoured illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth herself and a possible author the works of Shakespeare. Bacon is also believed to have been a leading Rosicrucian and possibly faked his own death. Certainly the works of Bacon and his ‘new science’ influenced the founders of the Royal Society (forerunner of modern freemasonry whose members included Christopher Wren and Issac Newton) which was founded in November 1660, after it was granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II, who it just so happens, is an ancestor of Tara Browne.

I have suggested that the funeral scene depicted on the sleeve of the Sgt Pepper album is a funeral for a friend, and that friend is Tara Browne. After all, he died whilst the album was being produced, his death had a profound effect on Paul McCartney, John Lennon wrote about his death in ‘A Day in the Life’ and the whole cover image was overseen by Tara’s friend Robert Fraser. I have also argued that there is a lot of masonic symbolism depicted on the cover. There are eleven freemasons amongst the cast of ‘people we admire’, and three of these are 33° masons, Karl Marx, H.G. Wells and Aleister Crowley. Indeed if you place a compass over the record cover, Karl Marx and H. G. Wells are placed at exactly 33°. There are the twin temple pillars of Boaz and Jachin as depicted by Sonny Liston (Sun) and Diana Dors (Moon). There are the three appearances of Shirley Temple, one of which features a blood stained model car placed on her lap, possibly a direct reference to Tara’s accident, and the inclusion of the masonic figure of the Legionnaire of the Royal Order of Buffaloes.
Queen Elizabeth I Sgt Pepper style

Furthermore, hidden in the final shot by the Beatles themselves, is an image of Bette Davis dressed as Queen Elizabeth I from the film ‘The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex’. 

Could this be a reference to a line of descent from the Queen to Tara Browne?

Update: The hidden truth revealed - read the Sgt Pepper Code

What is the Sgt Pepper Code? Did the Beatles have access to hidden knowledge about the origins of Christianity? Were they taught the secrets of the Freemasons? Had they discovered the history of the Knights Templars or the occult connections of the Illuminati to whom they became exposed? Does the inclusion of Aleister Crowley on the record sleeve reveal their satanic black magic – or black magick -  roots?

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Beatles, the O.T.O, Terry Knight and Detroit

Press: “What about this campaign in Detroit to stamp out the Beatles?”

Paul McCartney: “We're starting a campaign to stamp out Detroit.”

At first these seem to be four random headings. But dig a little deeper and there appears to be an entire series of connections.
On the cover of the Sgt. Pepper record cover, the LP that spawned a whole host of clues for the Paul is Dead movement, is an image of the great beast himself, Aleister Crowley. Crowley was a major protagonist of the O.T.O.  (Ordo Templi Orientis or Order of the Temple of the East) and indeed, when in 1919 Crowley first published the legendary Blue Equinox, it was his first attempt to publicise the principles and aims of the O.T.O. and its allied order the A.A. 

Aleister Crowley's The Equinox features the eye of horus on it's cover. McCartney has used an image of his eye as a logo - an upside down eye of horus.

Furthermore, "Is Detroit heaven?" Crowley asked his field organizer, Charles Stansfeld Jones. It certainly seemed so at the time: Bookman Albert W. Ryerson was selling Crowley's books and publishing the latest installment of The Equinox. Several prominent Masons were interested in establishing the Lakes Region of Ordo Templi Orientis. Jones was in high demand teaching classes on magick and Thelema. But things turned suddenly sour. When slow sales dragged the Universal Book Stores into bankruptcy, the activities of the O.T.O. were luridly thrust onto the front pages of the daily news. The Equinox was declared obscene and all copies impounded. The O.T.O. "love cult" was blamed for everything from broken homes and Hollywood's wild parties to the mysterious murder of film director William Desmond Taylor. The above is a quote from a book entitled ‘Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City’ by Crowley biographer Dr Richard Kaczynski.

Indeed, the Blue Equinox Oasis is an O.T.O. lodge based in Detroit.

In 1968, Detroit DJ and musician Terry Knight claims he was invited to watch the Beatles record at their Apple HQ. He further claims that he witnessed Ringo Starr walk out of the band during the recording of ‘Back in the USSR’ and then on the aeroplane home, wrote his record Saint Paul. 

It is a source of debate as to whether or not the song is about the alleged death of Paul McCartney or is simply an ode to the break-up of the Beatles. What is certain though is that upon the records release in May 1969 it appeared on the Beatles Capitol records label and was credited to MacLen Music. MacLen music was a vehicle by which John Lennon and Paul McCartney published their songs in the US. Saint Paul has the unique distinction of being the sole non Beatle song to have been credited to MacLen.

Later that same year the Paul is Dead mystery really sprang into life when students began ringing into a radio DJ claiming that not only was Paul dead but that if you played certain tracks from the White Album backwards clues would be revealed. The DJ discovered a formerly indecipherable mumbling from John Lennon at the end of "I'm So Tired" could now clearly be made out as the literary Beatle moaning "Paul is a dead man, miss him, miss him, miss him." Also, the oft-intoned words "number nine, number nine" from Lennon's music concrete opus, "Revolution #9," miraculously transformed into the eerie phrase "turn me on dead man" when spun counterclockwise.

The name of this DJ was Russ Gibb and  when he asked the student how he knew this he revealed that he had heard of the clues from some ‘musicians’. Now where was the DJ based? No less than Detroit, Michigan, the home of musician and DJ, Terry Knight!

Coincidence or birthplace of a Beatle conspiracy, you decide?

Sgt. Pepper and the RAOB

Sgt. Pepper and the RAOB

Of all the characters of ‘people we admire’ on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper LP the inclusion of the Legionnaire from the Order of the Buffalos, or the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB), has long been a source of speculation.

There has been debate about his position, behind the Temple-Dors, to the suggestion that he may be another image of Aleister Crowley.
To the best of my knowledge nobody, so far, has supplied a plausible explanation for his inclusion. However, I have come across a reference to John Lennon’s uncle Charlie having been a long time member of the Liverpool Dingle Lodge 4303 of the Royal and Ancient Order of the Buffaloes. It appears Charlie was introduced to the RAOB by John’s Uncle Albert!

UPDATE: For more details please read my book The Sgt Pepper Code