"When I was 14...", greets Andy Fairweather-Low quite a bit at his shows.
No doubt, the 60s heart-throb will have a few more senior doe-eyed ladies ready to share their 40-year-old fantasies, when the one-time frontman of Amen Corner comes off the stage at Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush on Sunday.
Back in the day, girls cut out colour pics of the singer and stuck them on their bedroom walls. Their jealous boyfriends drew moustache and glasses on them - and now Fairweather-Low has both for real.
Despite massive chart hits like 'If Paradise is Half as Nice' and 'Bend Me, Shape Me' Andy says: "Yeah, we were all making s35-a-week - and that was it.
"And sometime around late 1969, we were in the kitchen of the house we rented in Harrow, and I'd had enough.
"We were travelling 500 miles to a gig. By then, no-one was listening - just screaming - and I wondered what I was doing. I wanted nothing more to do with all that.
"We broke up being sued for s10,000 we supposedly owed - including rent on the house."
But Fairweather-Low always had a different ambition before he was processed by the pop machine - play more experimental guitar.
Despite later solo hits with 'Wide Eyed and Legless and 'Natural Sinner' - the guitar has been the former teen idol's passion for 40 years.
He was happy to 'sit in the back' as he puts it, of other guitarists during the 80s and 90s that turn out be a strummer's bible.
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, George Harrison and most famously as far as their double-act is concerned, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, all allowed AFL to swap the limelight for a softer focus.
The collaboration with Waters lasted 24 years, and was much better paid than anything else Fairweather-Low has ever done.
He said: "But what I'm doing now only works at the moment in small, intimate halls. The dynamic works best when I can almost eyeball the audience.
"I was at the Jazz Cafe in Camden last winter, and my advice to anyone is never play there on a Monday or Tuesday night unless you've got a number one record. I was physically cold on stage, and there was still 300 in."
His newest album with band The Low Riders is a re-worked 'Best of' including forays into new rockabilly, blues, and even a country number.
Andy Fairweather-Low plays the Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush, on Sunday, July 13, at 7.30pm. Tickets s17.50. See www.bushhallmusic.co.uk