I see my ould mate Eddie Jordan has just spent £32 MILLION on a new 155ft super yacht with its own nightclub!!!
For those of you who don’t know who Eddie Jordan is, he one of the most recognised names in Formula1 racing. But myself and Eddie go back along way before he could afford the multimillion life style he lives now in fact when we first met he could hardly afford a bottle of wine!
Eddie Jordan grew up in Bray, County Wicklow, not far from where I was brought up . He set out on his life to become a dentist, but had a change of heart and ended up working for the Bank of Ireland as a clerk (as did Sir Terry Wogan). During Ireland famous bank strike, he went on holiday to the island of Jersey, where he watched and took part in kart racing for the first time. It was around this same time a young Eddie Jordan descended down the steps of my discotheque Club Elizabeth, having had one look at his scruffy appearance I had my door men turn him away. Club Elizabeth’s a the time boasted a who’s who of Dublin society and young Jordan certainly didn’t have the appearance of one I wanted in my club (I was such a bloody snob at the time) EDDIE JORDAN WAS TO REMINDED ME OF THE OCCURRENCE MANY YEARS LATER AND NEVER LET ME FORGET IT!!!!
The first time Eddie appeared on my show I remember phoning him to make the invite, I was hoping he would remembered me and remembered me he certainly did!!! “You can F**K off Boland!” He shouted down the phone “ The last time we met you told me to F**K off and wouldn’t let me into your poxy Club Elizabeth, not thinking I was wealthy enough to mix with your snotty punters!!” needless to say we had a great laugh and thankfully Eddie was a guest and many times after.
Eddie also loves rock music and he himself is an accomplished drummer (see photo)who often gigs with his band after F1 races in fact the last time I was with Eddie was at a charity gala hosted by Harlet Davidson where he was playing with his brilliant band.
I congratulate Eddie Jordan on all his successes and look for to my invitation to join him on his new 32 million pound yacht!!!! NOTE. Eddie my number is still the same!