Кто такая "королева пинг-понга" Mitzi Dupree, о которой в
одноименной песне пел Гиллан на альбоме "The House Of Blue Light" в 1987 году?
("Kerrang!", No 137, 08.01.87)
"And 'Mitzi Dupree' is a good one, too. Actually, it's a true story. I was
on a plane going to Salt Lake City when I was in Black Sabbath and I saw
this most amazing boiler - oh, a sensational lump! - so I went over to talk
to her and she said, 'Hi, I'm Mitzi, Mitzi Dupree...' and I thought, 'Wow,
what a great name!' I was in love.
"Anyway, it turned out she was going up north to a mining town in Canada
to do a show. So I asked her what she did and she told me that she did a
show with ping-pong balls... Now, I've actually seen women do this before
- in a small room behind a kitchen in Bangkok - and it's absolutely amazing.
There was this Siamese girl onstage, and there were five Italians in the
front row, all with a glass of wine each. She bent over backwards and -
pop-pop-pop-pop-pop - these five ping-pong balls were fired out of
you-know-where and each one landed in a glass - I swear to you! This bird
also pulled out 50 double-edged razor blades from the same place all
attached to bit of cotton, she signed autographs, she did paintings...
It was unbelievable! And this was what Mitzi did."
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