, the perennially under-achieving singer-songwriter, has recorded thirteen albums and countless singles under the names
- Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy
- The Lilac Time
- Stephen Duffy and the Lilac Time
- The Devils
He's never really bothered the charts too much, apart from "Kiss me" in the early 80s, and has always studiously under-promoted his material. I've followed Mr Duffy's works since the first Lilac Time album in 1987.
So imagine my suprise when I find that the moniker "Duffy
" has been hi-jacked by a Welsh songstress whose album "Rockferry" and single "Mercy" are topping the bleeding hit parade. Surely pop stars should be forced to make sure that their band names differ from each other, otherwise what's from preventing me setting up business as "Kylie" or "Morrissey"? I can feel a letter to my M.P coming on.