Now he was a character.... a wooden leg, and always at the bar with a glass of brandy in one hand, woodbine in the other. He would watch the group or act he'd booked, collect the wages in cash from the club boss then do a runner into a Mantax cab before the act came off stage. I was working with Johnny Christie in a club opposite the Museum (Regency Club???) and Johnny realised what Ronnie was up to and finished his act, said "come on Stuart, quick" - I rushed down stairs and jumped into Johnny's car - a Reliant Robin, NO kidding. Johnny chased the cab all round the (then) back streets of Manchester, two wheels on the bends. Finally Ronnie ended up outside his flat next to the Casino Cinema where he "gave up".
Stuart Brown aka Wilson - 24/12/12