"Further to your excellent obituary of Tommy Vaughan aka “The Dirty Cabaret Singer” who died recently at the age of 76, I thought your readers might be interested in another perspective on this most quirky of entertainers", writes Mrs June Baversedge of Buckland Ripers.
Your obituarist speculates that his mis-rendering of the lyrics to All of Me in Burton Bradstock on November 22nd 1969 might not have been a slip of the mind/tongue but rather an expression of frustration at the state of his marriage by this time. It was certainly a "mistake" he repeated many times.
For those of us who knew Tommy well the line “Take my c**k, I’ll never use it”* takes on a certain ironic twist. Though his wife Lauderdale may have been immune to its charms by this time, Tommy certainly made good enough use of it elsewhere. There can scarcely be a female cabaret attendee in the Pulham district who couldn't tell you that his Y-fronts were from Marks and Spencer or that they were more than adequately filled.
I cannot say whether this in any way contributed to his reputation amongst fellow professionals as being "a huge prick in the dressing room".
Either way, a man's achievements deserve to be recognised and remembered.