Music: Piltdown Poppa

At a Royal Film Performance in London this fall, Queen Elizabeth II faced a scrawny, sharp-featured young man with shaggy blond hair lying like a bunch of damp seaweed across his forehead. How, the Queen asked, did he like movie work?

"The lights are very hot," he said, "but I'm getting used to it."

"Aren't we all?" said Her Majesty, smiled graciously and moved on. Thus the Crown noted the existence of the most raucous sound currently abroad in Great Britain: the throbbing voice and thumping guitar of Pop Singer Tommy Steele.

"Maybe I don't...

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