I was sad to read that Chris Sievey, the man inside Frank Sidebottom died last week.
In the mid eighties I was working at BBC Radio Sheffield and I had the good fortune to interview Frank Sidebottom.
After the interview we were walking down the main staircase when we met the then station editor of BBC Radio Sheffield Frank Mansfield walking up the stairs. I was pleased to be able to introduce them, along the lines of “Frank, meet Frank!”.
Frank M seemed slightly bemused to be introduced to a man wearing a giant papier-mache head. But he took it in good part.
The world needs more giant papier-mache heads.
RIP Chris and Frank.