Veteran guitarist/producer AL KOOPER was so confident of his own popularity at the height of his career, he would refuse to fly if he didn't hear any of his music playing on the radio during his journey to the airport.

BLOOD, SWEAR AND TEARS star Kooper, who has worked with some of the most famous names in rock including Bob Dylan, admits while his ego was huge, he was always proved correct and never missed a flight.

The 61-year-old says, "I used to play this game. When I headed to the airport I would put on the radio and scan all the stations. If I didn't hear a record I'd been involved with I wouldn't take the flight. I never missed a flight."