Like the late Peter Townsend, but less directly, Ralf Dahrendorf was a prominent feature in the landscape when I was doing my BA and M.Phil. But I have had a lot more pleasure from Huey Long, whose obituary appears in The Times today, who has just died at the age of 105 – and who played for eight months in 1945 with one of my favourite musical groups, the Inkspots. Lovely face. Played all the tracks on my IPod this morning in celebration of his passing. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall, which also features Ella Fitzgerald, is one of the tracks on the compilation of music I had already recorded to play on Monday evening.