Remembering Fred Anderson

It’s been a bad few weeks for deaths and I’ve been kept busy as Times obituary writer – my piece on Chris Dagley was in today, Martin Drew and Willem Breuker yet to appear.

I had a particular soft spot for Fred Anderson, founder member of the AACM and an all round good bloke, so thought I’d post this pic of us outside the late lamented Velvet Lounge, his dingy South Side club where magic happened on stage and seventy punters squeezed into what little space there was.