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'What people don't realise is that Sirius Black is a false name. The man people believe to be Sirius Black is actually Stubby Boardman, lead singer of popular singing group The Hobgoblins, who retired from public life after being struck on the ear by a turnip at a concert in Little Norton Church Hall nearly fifteen years ago. I recognised him the moment I saw his picture in the paper. Now, Stubby couldn't possibly have committed those crimes, because on the day in question heĀ  happened to be enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with me. I have written to the Minister for Magic and am expecting him to give Stubby, alias -Sirius, a full pardon any day now.'

-- Doris Purkiss in The Quibbler (OP10)

Wizarding musical group with lead singer Stubby Boardman, who retired in 1980 (OP10).

The band was mentioned in a Quibbler article in the summer of 1995 when a Doris Purkiss of Little Norton insisted that accused killer Sirius Black was actually Stubby Boardman, who was having a romantic dinner with her when the murders supposedly occurred (OP10).


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