Signed to John Peel’s own record label, St John’s breakthrough second album was produced by Ron.
“Whatever he’s interested in, he goes full tilt into it. It was thrilling to be doing that. “
An early fan of Ron’s experimental style, the guitarist asked him to open for The Who.
“Ron’s performances fit really well into that kind of Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, period. The post, post-Jimi Hendrix period of experimentation…you know, people using LSD.”
Ron did the soundtrack for several of Weeks’ films, although their association started on a £250 advert for a shoe shop.
“I can’t compare him to anybody else ‘cause there’s nobody else one can compare him to.”
Playing the same festivals, the former Soft Machine drummer saw Ron play close up.
“Absolute athlete, top class gymnast on the piano. He can play anything that comes into his head.”