Teen idol rock-and-roller at 81

I wrote a blogpost about Britain’s first teen idol rock-and-roll star last year:

#OnThisDay in 1936 Thomas William Hicks was born #TommySteele

and meandering around Youtube the other day found these two sweet clips.

And, although I don’t read The Daily Mail very often,

this amazing story.

Two-mile runs every day, hours on the tennis court and bouncing around in a West End show that keeps him up until 3am: How Tommy Steele is still rocking at 81 in The Glenn Miller Story.

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Summer of 1976 wedding

We celebrated our forty second wedding anniversary last week and these scans of our wedding cards surfaced when I was searching on my hard-drive for photos of the big day.

They’re a lovely souvenir of the 1970s and a beautiful day for a wedding in the glorious summer of 1976.

 We received some congratulatory telegrams as well. Telegrams?????

The style of 1976 telegrams was a tad more jolly than those sent to my parents for their wedding in 1950.

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But I think the wedding cards sent in 1950 are lovely, don’t you?

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