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2022 Fictitious Rock and Roll Contributors -- Round 1

Del Preston

Del Preston
  • Contest: 2022 Fictitious Rock and Roll Contributors -- Round 1
  • When Wayne Campbell conceived of putting on WayneStock, he was told in a dream by Jim Morrison that he needed the help of Del Preston, the legendary roadie.

    Preston may have been a legendary roadie, but he was also an eccentric kook who may have partied too hard with some of the great gods of rock and roll. We will, however, always remember the story he told about he got Ozzy Osbourne to play a concert:

    “So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door and mentions there's a little sweets shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me, and Keith Moon, and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweets shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shopowner and his son... that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business, really. But, sure enough, I got the M&Ms, and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.”
  • TV Show/Movie Appeared: Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
  • Actor/Actress: Ralph Brown
  • Position Portrayed: Roadie
  • Why you should vote:: He was able to help get Ozzy on stage.
  • Why you should not vote:: …and we keep hearing that story over and over.

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