Rocks In The Attic #570: Steptoe & Son – ‘Steptoe & Son Ride Again’ (1970)

rita570Alan Simpson died recently – one half of the songwriting duo, Galton & Simpson, behind Tony Hancock and Steptoe & Son. It’s a sad loss for British comedy.

Galton and Simpson met in an unexpected place – a sanatorium in Surrey where they were recuperating from tuberculosis.

There’s a great joke on this LP which probably dates back to this time. When Harold takes Albert to get his chest x-rayed in The Joys Of Smoking, the following exchange takes place immediately after the young nurse leaves the room:

Harold: Tasty piece, isn’t she? She’s got T.B.

Albert: Has she?

Harold: Two beauties!

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