Hardly any set out on a moment profession as a disputatious daily paper editorialist long past retirement age. One specialist who did as such is Liverpool legitimate legend Rex ‘Makin His Point’ Makin, who kicked the bucket a week ago matured 91.
The veteran attorney’s passing was bemoaned by the Liverpool Echo, which included a portion of the highlights of a week by week section that Rex started at 68 years old and proceeded for more than two decades.
Rex embarked to ‘prick the rises’ of the strong – and he didn’t baffle. Numerous a nearby commendable endured the sharp prick of his nib, including Derek “Degsy” Hatton (recollect that him?) and gloomy and doughty Liverpool FC authority (and later chief) Graeme Souness.
Makin’s first section, featured ‘My little rundown of disappointments’, set an aggressive tone that he was not to give up.
‘I cherish Liverpool and its kin’, this ‘astute, waspish obsessive worker’ told the paper – and to be sure there was scarcely a Scouse big name who did not cross his way. Anne Robinson, Carla Lane, Freddie Starr, Jimmy Tarbuck, Bill Shankly and (at one evacuate) Brian Epstein all positioned among his customers and contacts. Makin is even rumored to have begat “Beatlemania” (Rex is imagined in 1967, on Epstein’s doorstep).
‘You know my name, look into the number,’ sang the Fab Four of every 1970. Furthermore, my assertion, so they did.