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MUSICIAN Ian Moss lives in Sydney’s inner-west with his wife and son. He has joined forces with 16 other Aussie greats for the A Long Way to the Top 10th Anniversary Concert tour, where he’ll perform a very special part of the show, in honour of the late and great Billy Thorpe.
We spoke about his misadventures with Cold Chisel bandmate Phil Small, why he can’t get enough of Europe and the one thing he can’t travel without. parked it somewhere in Rome and Phil left his camera case with his passport, any cash he had, and back in those days, traveller’s cheques. His camera case was sitting in the middle of the back seat – well you can guess what happened. You were supposed to keep your traveller’s cheques and the receipts separate so if you did lose them you could reclaim your money, but not Phil. That put a bit of a damper on the rest of the holiday, we had to rely on whatever cash I had left.
It was fun getting the car back to Paris. On the way we went through Monaco and saw the Grand Prix was on. It was the year that Alan Jones won. We couldn’t read the signs properly but thought we found a good spot to park. We went down to go see the race – couldn’t see jack. We go back to find our car being jacked up on to the back of a truck after illegally parking it. So we had to jump in the back of the truck, and went to wherever it was they were going to impound the car. When we got there, of course, the guys go: ‘‘ OK boys, how much money have you got?’’ That really cut our last cash supplies. We