Claim to fame
THE PAGE WHERE YOU’RE THE STAR—
So here we are, singlehandedly keeping the banana trade in business, and can we get discount down at our local fruit ‘n’ veg stall? No we cannot, but we’re still relying on you to sneak up on the now not-so-unsuspecting popstars clutching a banana (for which we’ll award you £10), a copy of No.1 (£5) or assorted fruit (£5).
And for our more forward readers, we’ll give a fiver for any pic we print of you kissing a popstar. Got that?
Okay. Now send your snaps. with your name and address written on the back, to Claim To Fame, No.1, Room 304, Commonwealth House, 1–19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NG. Don’t forget to include a short note explaining how you met them.
This banana lark is catching. Sandy Basek met Frankie when they went to Hollywood and passed a nana in the general direction of Paul Ruthedford. Paul, being the avid No.1 reader he is, immediately clicked what she was up to and asked if he could have it for his pud after he’d posed with it. Sandy says the bank were “sooo nice” even tho’ they demanded plenty of beer and Led Zeppelin music!
Hmmm… we’re not sure if this one qualifies, but for sheer dedication to duty we’ll send Wendy from Mapperley a tenner—
Wendy says that she and her pal Georgina were too embarrassed to get in the picture and that Bronski’s Jimi Somerville thought they were being rude when they asked him to pose with the mega-banana. No.1 readers, rude? Never!
Now what is Simon Le Bon trying to do with that banana to a young lady called Sarah? All she and her mate Jo Walton had one was ask him to hold Mot a moment—
Here’s Suzanne Jones demonstrating how to plant a smacker on the cheek of your fave pop star. “I told Paul it was for No.1.” she says. Lucky we have a good relationship with Mr Young (well, until we printed this pic!) and he was only too happy to oblige. Suzanne says he’s “really nice and loyal to his fans”, and that if was her lucky day—
Daliah Leverson really went for it when she spotted Duran’s Nick Rhodes browsing through the shelves in the Forbidden Planet bookshop.