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Al Gore’s musical past

Al Gore's musical past
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Al Gore has done a Q&A with Independent readers ahead of today’s Live Earth concerts and while most of the exchanges are rather predictably about carbon offsetting, food miles, Gore’s political future and the like, this one rather stands out:

You shared a room at Harvard with the actor Tommy Lee Jones. Of the two of you, who got the girls? Mike Barber, Bristol

Gore: We both tried to, with variable levels of success. At one point, we became part of a travelling minstrel band to visit girls' colleges in the Boston area, and perform country music numbers ... terribly.