My favourite Derroll story is more of a Rod Stewart story but please bear with me. During the sessions for one of the two peerless Long John Baldry albums co-produced by Elton and Rod, John (Baldry) and Rod found themselves looking for inspiration and checked out their mutual hero Derroll Adams at a London folk club. Rod, in the flush of post Maggie mega stardom was keen to keep his head down and enjoy the master, enjoy a few drinks at the bar and stay incognito, but the ticket price included a raffle ticket and guess who won?
A very shame faced Rod had to step up and take the raffle prize, a meat platter.
And you can bet he kept it, too.