Sunday, 6 April 2008

On this day....

April 7th 1739 Dick Turpin was hanged.

April 7th 1972 I was born!

Due to this connection, I grew up with a strange liking for highwaymen! Starting when I was just 7 with an unnatural obsession with Richard O'Sullivan as Dick Turpin on Saturday night TV.


Continuing onto



Adam Ant, when I was 9!


On the actual day I was born

Nilsson - Without You was Number 1 single
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne was Number 1 album.

Also born on this great day were

1770 - William Wordsworth (Poet)
1915 - Billie Holiday ( jazz vocalist; deceased )
1947 - Florian Schneider-Esleben ( Kraftwerk )
1949 - John Oates ( Hall And Oates )
1960 - Simon Climie ( 'Climie' of duo Climie Fisher )
1979 - Duncan (Matthew) James ( vocalist, Blue )


5 comments:

Jo Beaufoix said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful time and get treated like a princess on her day off. (I wouldn't want you to be doing official engagements and things on your birthday.)

And the Duncan James one made me laugh. ;)

Melitsa said...

Happy Birthday for Monday. Adam Ant.....now that's a blast from my past too. :)

21st Century Mummy said...

Happy Birthday....and what great memories....ant music ic ic ic ic. Let the party begin ;-D

Florries Mum said...

Happy birthday to you--- is that the guy from Robin's Nest in the jigsaw puzzle? Now thats showing MY age!

grumpyoldwoman said...

Happy birthday PM. My nephew shares your birthday too - but he is not as famous as Duncan James - ha ha.

My middle son was born an hour before midnight on the 6th and my nephew was 8 at the time and demanded to know why I couldnt at least have hung on for another hour so that they could have shared a birthday!!!!!!!!!!!