IF you come across a discarded clarinet on a Sheffield street today the chances are it belongs to a pop legend.
Pete Williams, of Dexy’s Midnight Runners guitarist fame, is searching for the prized Yamaha instrument in a black case after playing a solo gig in the city on Tuesday.
But he didn’t leave it at venue The Greystones pub.
Together with guitar stands, a button mouth organ and a portable recorder worth about £600, it could be anywhere between Sheffield and Manchester after falling out from an open tailgate on the back of a trailer.
Pete, who was with Dexy’s when they released hit single Geno, but left before Come on Eileen, retraced his journey back to the Snake Pass to hunt unsuccessfully for the lost instrument and equipment before a gig in Manchester last night.
He told The Star: “There’s so many bends on that road we are lucky not to have lost everything - the double bass would have been matchsticks by now!
“So you’ve got to see the positives, the show must go on.
“The clarinet is a nice thing, not top of the range, but I’ve had it ages.”
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