To summarize: The best and most effective way to meet 70's era rock stars is to join Peace Corps Bulgaria.
Super nice guy, that John Lawton. The Youth Center I work at created a mosaic for him (only 7,000 individual pieces) and I happened to be having breakfast in the same restaurant. My co-worker casually asks me "Would you like to meet John Lawton?" I wieghed my options, realized I had finished eating, looked at my confused friends all mouthing to each other "who is John Lawton" and went for it....all for you blog readers.
(and in case you were wondering, take a look at this 'Spinal Tap'-esque clip)