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Long John Baldry: LJB sticks his neck out...

Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 25 July 1964

IF YOU really want to bore Long John Baldry, ask him if it's cold up there. His height is 6ft. 7½in., which makes him — and I pray nobody contradicts me — Britain's tallest pop singer. He must certainly win in Cuban heels: 6ft. 9in. In Germany they call him, quite simply, Der Lange — the Long One. Here we call him, quite simply, LJB.

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