Music: Absent-Minded

Last fortnight Hyam Greenbaum, Musical Director of London's British Broadcasting Corporation's Television Orchestra, was acquitted at Bow Street Police Court on a charge of having stolen two books from Charing Cross bookshops. First steal: "Days of Hope'' (price 6/6); second steal: a book on Leonardo da Vinci (price 8/6). Witnesses supporting Conductor Greenbaum came near constituting a Who's Who of London's musical world.

Said Fellow Conductor Sir Hamilton Harty: "He is understood to be very absent-minded." Said Fellow Conductor Sir Adrian Boult: "We musicians are all a bit absent-minded." Said BBC Television...

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