Friday, 03 August 2007
There turned out not to be a huge number of hilarious anecdotes in Humphrey Carpenter's Spike Milligan biography. One that comes to mind involves Milligan's hatred of piped-in music in public places and "hold" music on phones. Once, after being put on hold and forced to listen to whatever music, Spike sang a whole chorus of "Hey Jude" to the telephone operator before he got to the point of his call.
Legend has it that when the inventor of Muzak committed suicide, his widow received a congratulatory telegram from Milligan.