Roy Colbert Stories

Roy Colbert in Rip It Up


Gentle, generous and gracious, Roy Colbert also had a puckish wit and could be a wicked raconteur. His letters and emails should be collected and published by – who else? – Otago University Press. Halfway through 30 sessions of radiotherapy in February 2017, he wrote to AudioCulture to say, “Feel fine. But hair falling out. Will be bald in two weeks, committed to a beanie for life, like The Edge. I will have to reassess U2.”

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Written for Mushroom magazine, 1981.

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