How we chuckled when we read this moving account of spoon-bender Uri Geller’s concert for Children of Africa.
According to Uri, who’s a very close friend of Greville Janner, he was thrilled to attend the charity concert along with Cliff Richard.
His spoon-bending went into overdrive however when the 3000 strong children’s choir started to sing:
” I hadn’t expected to meet the singer Patti Boulaye there, and it was a delight to talk with her again — she’s one of the most committed and energetic people I know.
She reminded me that I’d joined her onstage at the Royal Albert Hall, about six years ago, for a concert to raise funds for Patti’s charity, Support For Africa.
Cliff Richard was at that show, and the Seventies disco divas Boney M, as well as bestselling novelist Freddie Forsyth — but the real stars were the 3000 children who came from all over Britain to form an awesome gospel choir.
I always find it easiest to bend spoons when there are youngsters around, recharging the atmosphere with their energy and, as I picked up my first piece of cutlery, the bowl flew off as if it had been hit by a bullet.
The next arced upwards more gracefully, and I auctioned it for a four-figure sum to an ebullient computer tycoon sitting in one of the Albert Hall boxes.”
We never knew bending could be so thrilling.