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After two years John Paul moved up to arranger and musical director. It happened at a Mickie Most session for Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," where John Paul decided the arranger was incompetent and demonstrated a bet- rhythm section to Most. Hired on the spot as a staff one of his first assignments was Herman's Hermits. Mickie Most would later claim that the Hermits records John Paul arranged outsold the Beatles in 1965-66, selUng twelve milUon singles in America alone. Working with Donovan, Lulu, and other acts, he spent his days strapped in his Fender bass, often directing large studio orchestras.
He was a sweet, generally quiet guy with the same goofy affability as Bonzo, the old British cartoon dog. His idol was Keith Moon of the Who, and he used to Une the inside of his bass drum with aluminum foil to make the thing rattle off like cannon fire. Bonzo and Robert became fast friends. Years later Robert would tell a Zeppelin employee about how he used to hang around Bonzo' s house (having no real time I out on stage. , home until of his own), so Bonzo would homy he'd start playing with himself go, "Hsssst!
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