And so does David, allegedly. (But how could we ever know for sure?)
In this recent interview promoting Alice In Wonderland, Johnny Depp looked genuinely thrilled to be gifted a Squeeze CD by some nameless but ardent field staffer. It’s an interesting interview, because he tells us that he gets into his characters by finding a song or album that seems to embody the character, and then plays it a whole bunch until he gets the character down.
If I had been interviewing him, I would have withheld the Squeeze CD (likely dangling it over his head like a carrot on a stick) until he divulged the name of the song or band that inspired Captain Jack Sparrow’s character! Perhaps, as Roger Ebert suggested so many years ago, it really was a drunken drag queen…but one with a recording contract!
And as for PRS for Music? They have made a lovely commemorative plaque to decorate the first building where Squeeze ever played, the Greenwich Dance Hall. (Click to read an article about it and see a cute picture of Glenn of unknown vintage, but that I suspect is from a festival during the early naughts.) It will be unveiled on 23 March at 2:30 PM, with Chris and Glenn in attendance.