I first got into drumming at school, when I idolised the Beach Boys.

I was waiting at Heathrow Airport for them in 1966 and managed to get lead singer Mike Love’s autograph. I saw them later at a concert at the Finsbury Park Astoria. I was so overwhelmed by seeing my heroes for the first time, I climbed three stories up a drain pipe to get a look in the boys’ dressing room. Unfortunately it was Lulu’s dressing room, a security guy saw me and I was out of there.