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Bez gets buzz from honey but Bill Wyman still rules retirement rockers

by | 6th, September 2013

Mark Berry, aka Bez, former member of Manchester band the Happy Mondays, holds a tray of honey bees during a photocall at The Printworks in Manchester city centre.

WHEN the NME announced “Happy Mondays’ Bez criticised by Bromley Beekeeping Association”, we wondering if the man who masked the sound of his pills ion his tum-tum by shaking maracas wherever he went had upstaged Bill Wyman, famous for his metal detecting.

As Wyman told Goldmine magazine:

“Metal-detecting is not just for anoraks or eccentrics; it’s probably the best and the most enjoyable way of learning about our history. On any garden, country field, footpath, woodlands, beach or moor land you can find a huge variety of historical objects, all easily located with this high quality metal detector.”

Says Bez who bought his first hive for £50 off  “some fella”:

“My grandad, when he came home from the war, the only thing he came home with was four massive tins of honey and ever since honey has been part of our family life – on our cereal and in our tea.”

Can it be that the more rock ‘n’ roll the youth, the more mundane and nerdy the later years become?

'Bez' (l) and Shaun Ryder of the band the Happy Mondays perform at Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, on the final day of the three day music event.

Mark Berry, aka Bez, former member of Manchester band the Happy Mondays, right, looks on as beekeeper Adrian Rhodes holds a tray of honey bees during a photocall at The Printworks in Manchester city centre.



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