I have read the figures from the medical review collected for the inquest. Rory had very low levels in his body and I think they were too quick to bring a verdict. One thing I noticed when reading of Rory's passing was that (remember this is 1972) inquest was held very fast (I believe less than a month). The perceived wisdom of the authorities was a suicide however the tox report was not available for weeks (compare how long the authorities took to collect the tox report and other information regarding the passing of George Michael which was just over 3 months. No inquest or funeral allowed until the reports were registered. Similar event with Amy Winehouse with a delay of 4 months until the verdict could be officially registered and by then the funeral and certificates for Rory had been issued and newspaper headlines written. When the tox came back it was well within medicinal guidelines in fact I found an article showing that we now in the UK have a higher recommended daily allowance of pain meds than in 1972 and yet he was still under the limit at that time.
Rory case would not play out in that fashion now the laws are way more stringent. The authorities made their minds up before the facts showed they were wrong and yet history keeps saying he was a suicide victim when he plainly was not.
I found this picture while searching through my old pictures of RSATH that I have saved. It was taken about the same time as the ones above.
Johnny's guitar back then was a Hofner Aristone semi-acoustic. I tried to find a pic of Rory's guitar that iris had sold that we had on here but couldn't find it. Rory's old guitar was a Hofner Senator which he had modified into an electric. Similar to this one:
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT