Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-08-12

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19 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 FLASH BACK Pictures from our past in 1996 1968 Matrix and John Wick film star Keanu Reeves regularly played guitar with American rock group Dogstar. They played in Britain at the NME Tent at T In The Park in 1996 and returned to the UK in 1999 to play Glastonbur­y. Their last performanc­e was in Japan in 2002. Top theatre producer and Everton FC chairman Bill Kenwright played Gordon Clegg in Coronation Street at the start of his career and sang his record release Love’s Black and White on the set of the ITV soap. Guitar heroes 1976 Starsky and Hutch star David Soul could often be found on the set of the American cop drama with his guitar. He began his career as the Covered Man singing on US TV before making his name as an actor. He enjoyed music success in the 1970s with songs like Silver Lady and Don’t Give Up On Us. Missing the sounds of summer? looks at some unexpected star turns who have picked up a guitar MARION McMULLEN 1985 Actor and director Kenneth Branagh can play guitar and piano and has sung in several films including his 2000 musical production of Shakespear­e’s Love’s Labour’s Lost – featuring Cole Porter songs – and on stage in The Entertaine­r. or h nd 1964 Comedian Ken Dodd was made the first honorary life member of Liverpool Cavern Club. He celebrated at the famous venue by turning pop star for city teenagers. He also enjoyed chart success himself with songs like Happiness, Love IIs Like A Violin anand Tears. s 1989 Comedian Frank Skinner was confined to the bedroom floor of his home in Harborne in the Midlands with only his guitar for company after he injured his back. It also meant he also missed the first class of a new stand-up comedy course at Halesowen College. 1970 Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star John Cleese found time to pick up a guitar and relax in the garden of his home in Holland Park as he serenaded his cats, a stuffed ferret, mouse, tortoise and rhino. 1995 Former EastEnders and Holby City actor Paul Bradley has been a singer and guitarist with the hKippers (the h is silent) since 1989 and jokingly described their work as “Stupid World Music”. 1969 1985 Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently actor Martin Shaw was in full Elvis Presley mode for writer Alan Bleasdale’s stage musical Are You Lonesome Tonight? He sang several songs in the production and played the adult Elvis. Paint Your Wagon offered movie tough guy Clint Eastwood the chance to show his musical talent as a singing cowboy crooning I Talk To The Trees, but it was his co-star Lee Marvin who found himself at number one in the UK music charts with his gravelly-voiced rendition of Wand’rin’ Star which also earned him a gold record. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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