The 20 years that I spent as UK supervisor for Judith Durham have been the most effective of my life. On her Diamond Tour she sang within the Royal Pageant Corridor, London, on her sixtieth birthday, and her followers liked it. The politician Tony Benn invited us to go and see him: he and Judith drank tea and signed one another’s books.
She was in awe of the voice of Vera Lynn, and with Vera’s daughter I mounted up a phone name between them. As soon as we had acquired via Vera’s call-screening system, the 2 spoke for 20 minutes – a treasured reminiscence.