Friday, 24 July 2009

Young doctors

A little reminder this morning that Senator Bob Brown had a life before becoming an environmental activist in Tasmania. The good Greens Leader bobbed up on Radio 2UE in Sydney to give an expert opinion, as it were, on the death of Jimi Hendrix. On that fateful day some 39 years ago, the young medical graduate from Sydney University was working as a locum in the emergency department of St Mary Abbotts Hospital in South Kensington when the body of a well-and-truly dead Hendrix was wheeled in after a drug overdose. The reason for this walk down memory lane is the publication of a new book suggesting that Hendrix was in fact murdered but Dr Brown could cast no light on this allegation. But he did confirm that the story about himdisrupting a scene in a Richard Burton movie set at the same hospital was not an urban myth.
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