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Chapter 41 - Brahms & Liszt - Pissed

East Ham Town Hall where I played my first ever sell out concert

Long before lager came to our shores working-class cockneys could never afford champagne and so, as an alternative when celebrating something such as an anniversary or a win at the races, they sprinkled sherbet in their beer to make it fizzy like the more middle-class bubbly way beyond their financial reach. To that end, fizzy beer became a regular tipple at such events, and at special birthday celebrations too.

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