Having explained that anomaly, I wish to pass to another:

Despite the patronage of various impresarios and performances at innumerable prestigious events, obscurity has clung to Trumpet like

anchovy paste on a favourite tweed jacket. His career started at the none-too glamorously esoteric Egremont public house where he was bizarrely recruited by an eccentric landlord (not for the last time) to play the piano, even though he couldn’t. Emboldened, and baffled, by the enthusiastic response, he joined with

friends to create the (unintentionally) anarchic jazz combo The Rhythm Method. This included, on drinks, drummer Tony Denyer, who went on to survive several sacking attempts. His eventual fall from grace was literal, plummeting to the floor mid-drum roll