Sam Apple Pie?


Malcolm has just done an interview with an Italian magazine. As he says, “It is great to be asked to do these things but I seem to frequently be asked, how did I start Sam Apple Pie? The answer of course, is that I didn’t. I was never in Sam Apple Pie!”

The question, which over the years has seemingly built into a myth, probably stems for the session Malcolm did for Sam Apple Pie for their first album. As the album notes correctly state, he played piano on ‘Annabelle’ and electric harpsichord on ‘Stranger’.

And of course, one member of the Helps who WAS in Sam Apple Pie was Dave Charles! Dave played drums for them before leaving to joining up with Malc to form Help Yourself.

Requests for Sam Apple Pie songs at the upcoming gig will probably be met with a stern stare and a lifetime ban from all future gigs! Not that Sam Apple Pie songs weren’t any good of course… 🙂





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