Our most loved entertainer Billy T James died 28 years ago today at just 43. Phil Gifford recalled an anecdote from back in the day: "Playing a gig in the South Island, soon after there'd been some pseudo-KKK activity in Timaru, James waited until the MC had announced his arrival three times before he ran onstage, as if he'd just escaped something. Billy took the microphone, and said: "Really sorry ladies and gentlemen, but it was very hard to get here. Some guys in white sheets were trying to keep me offstage." That gag was met with silence. And Billy

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