In the footsteps of Billy Connolly on Route 66

Seligman Barber, Arizona

The barber’s chair, Angel Degadillo, Seligman, Arizona

I have visited Seligman, Arizona on Route 66 four times. And each time I go there Angel Degadillo, once a barber, and now a route 66 legend, makes me feel as welcome as he did the first time. When I visited in July 2011, Angel’s daughter also greeted me and asked whether I knew fellow briton Billy Connolly. “Alas no” I replied, but learned that he had passed through Seligman and visited Angel’s shop just a couple of weeks before me. I am now amongst the many people who are finding Mr Connolly’s Route 66 programme on ITV compelling viewing. And about Angel and his legendary status, I’ll keep my version of events until my blog posts docuemnting my journeys along the mother road commence in 2012. If you would like a taster, please visit my Route 66 gallery.