A little known fact is that Trevor and I wrote a song that represented the UK in the Eastern Block Eurovision Song contest in 1986, called ‘Voice of the Future’.
He had a lot to put up with during the writing of that song, ‘cause I believe I arrived with my cat Yam who I used to travel with at the time and the cat took up residence on top of Trevor’s treasured studio speakers. He tried hard not to mind....
I adored Trevor. He was a man of few words but he was very kind and he had a lovely quiet sense of humour. When we went to record Pop Gospel for Muriel Young at Granada TV the band stayed in a dodgy B&B just outside Manchester. The carpet in the dining room was made of green fake grass, and Trevor and I were the first to arrive at breakfast. The owner had a dog and as we were waiting for breakfast the dog lifted up it’s leg and relieved himself on the fake grass. Trevor and I were the only ones to witness this and it’s the one and only time I’d ever seen Trevor completely incapable with laughter.
What a man, I’m so lucky to have known him and I shall treasure the lovely memories that I have of him. Sadly Trevor’s family are bidding him farewell tomorrow as he joins that great band the Sky ...far to early.
The photo shows: Trevor playing keyboards on the right of this photo from Pop Gospel.