The veteran English DJ David "Diddy" Hamilton recounted in the book Top Of The Pops: Mishaps, Miming and Music
by Ian Gittins, the story of after lunching with a group of record pluggers, how he was struggling with presenting the long-standing BBC music show Top Of The Pops
. He recalled that he'd managed to get to near the end of the show without any major gaffes, despite not feeling his normal self. However when he came to introduce this song he announced, "Now here's Rod Stewart with The Killing Of Georgie Fame." Hamilton was pulled to one side by a puzzled producer over his mistake, yet he continued to get it wrong. Eventually he managed to get the line right, but the DJ was never asked to present the show again.
Two years later Hamilton's mistake was explained when he bumped into one of the record pluggers from that day. The DJ was asked if he remembered the fateful day when he kept going on about Georgie Fame? "We spiked your drink," explained the plugger, "we slipped you a Mickey Finn." The practical joker had laced his lunchtime drink with LSD.