Monday, February 28, 2011

Meta Davies on "Lovely Rita"

"It was in the spring of 1967 that I ticketed Paul's car. He was on a meter showing excess, so I gave him a ten-shilling ticket. I had just put it on when he came along and took it off. He looked at it and, as he walked away, turned back and said, 'Is your name really Meta?' I told him it was, and we chatted for a few minutes. Then he said, 'That would be a good idea for a song, do you mind if I use it?' And that was it. Then, a few months later, I heard 'Lovely Rita' on the radio."

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