The late and much missed Douglas Adams threw some spectacular parties, triggering complaints about noise from sentient beings all over the Milky Way.
Now family, friends and fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are marking what would have been his 60th birthday this Sunday with another bash, this time at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, which will celebrate the author’s diverse talents and passionate interests via sketches, music, tributes and a rhino raffle.
As Adams’s 42nd birthday present, David Gilmour invited him to play guitar with Pink Floyd at Earls Court. Subsequently Adams’s younger half-brother, James Thrift, heard a rumour that a film existed of this one-off moment from rock history. “I found it a month ago,” he rejoices. The clip will get its first public screening.