Why 20 years and not 25? Not necessarily a mind-blowing revelation, given that this is also around the time that prestige TV began its takeover of the medium. Still, there are a few surprises on this list. Our panel of five experts i. We tallied their votes, came up with a shorter shortlist, and asked our writers to rank them in order of preference. A bunch of very tedious math and many unsexy spreadsheet columns later, we bring you the final list.
A tall, eccentric-looking man with wild Afro-Hebraic hair, wearing a kaftan and a turban, walks towards the riverside steps at Tooley Street and strips naked, as if preparing for a ritualistic dip in the Thames. Which would be foolhardy. The river is high, and while it looks benign from a distance, once you get close up the waters are angry and choppy and the currents are lethal, swirling around the footings of the brand new bridge that was opened just six weeks earlier. Murmuring an incantation, the man looks skyward then dives into the filthy brown water. The man in question is American guitarist Randy California. Knight walked from Chelsea to the City with year-old California that cold dawn. I said to him: