Welcome to Season 11 of Eyes & Teeth and today I talk to an icon from the 60’s Music and Variety Scene, The Producer and Lead Vocalist and Guitarist of The Barron Knights Pete Langford.
Pete and his band members went on to record album after album including Songs for Traffic Jams, Are you laughing yet? Night Gallery, Teach the world to laugh and the best of albums there was no stopping them.
I remember meeting the Knights at Weymouth Pavilion one night as I caught a train after school to grab a photo and autograph and they brought me on stage during rehearsal, so you got the guitars and whole set in too. That was back in 1991/1992 I guess? Then around 1998/1999 Wally Dent booked me in a Cabaret night supporting the Barron Knights myself with another two comedy acts on. It was a great night of variety with these guys at the top of the bill.
I then bumped into Pete at a mutual friends 80th Birthday party, the late and great wonderful personality and water colour artist Gordon King.
It was then that in 2021 I happened to work with a young lady called Lilia Grace in Warner Leisure Hotels who turned out to be the grand daughter of Pete Langford and here we are on Eyes & Teeth Legends of Laughter.