The great English surrealist and iconoclast George Melly, singer, art critic, surrealist and all round mensch died today. He was an honorary associate of New Humanist and a great friend of our own Laurie Taylor. Tomorrow I'll post Laurie's favourite stories about george, but for now let's just pause to remember a lovely, original man.
Just added July 6th
Laurie Taylor recalls his friend George Melly
"The most remarkable thing about George was that though he was a brilliant writer and art critic he insisted on spending so much of his time touring around singing his heart out to anyone who would listen, not always that successfully... but with so much energy. He loved stirring things up, he was a true iconoclast. I remember once we were in
Laurie concludes, "I remember most of all a trip I took on George’s famous debauched tour bus, round the beautiful valleys of central