Bobby Kaye

Early Career Before beginning his comedy career Bobby Kaye (real name Robert Sturgeon) was a junior at Liverpool F.C. and later became the lead singer in the Liverpool skiffle group The Crescents who recorded and released the single Baby, Baby, Baby b/w Wrong on the Columbia label in March 1958. When full time entertainment didn’t work out… Read More Bobby Kaye

Al Dean

The Early Years Al Dean was born Alan Robinson in January 1941 in Liverpool. The son of band pianist George Robinson, he grew up surrounded by the show business lifestyle, supplemented by frequent trips to the theatre with his parents, while he was growing up in the Wavertree area of the city. After leaving Sefton… Read More Al Dean

Just Oliver

The Early Years Warrington boy, David Concannon, had his first success in 1971 when, aged 15, he entered a talent contest in Rhyl, North Wales.  He came first and part of his prize was a further week’s holiday the following summer. On that prize holiday, history repeated itself, he entered the same contest and won… Read More Just Oliver

Charlie James

Born Charlotte Rickards in 1952 in Pontypridd, Wales but brought up in Birmingham, Charlie was discovered by comedian Les Dawson who helped her to begin a career as a compere and singer at Birmingham’s Cavendish night club in 1970.… Read More Charlie James

Pete Conway

Pete’s dream job was to be a professional entertainer and in the late sixties Stoke-on-Trent had a thriving  cabaret club circuit. He soon became well-known enough in the pubs and clubs to allow him to quit his police job, which he swapped for a part-time job at a local firm.  It was at this electrical components sales company he selected his stage name by browsing the employee list and checking which name went well with Pete.… Read More Pete Conway

8 February 1975 – Series Three (21)

Heat 21 of series three saw a panel of Clifford Davis, Martin Jackson, band leader Jack Parnell and comedian Ted Ray judge the following seven acts; Yard Of Ale (trio) Frank Terenzi (vocalist) Janice Hoyte (vocalist) Dennis D’ell (vocal/guitarist) Kenny Windsor (character comedian) Kentucky County (three-piece group) Brainchild (four-piece group) The controversial winner of this… Read More 8 February 1975 – Series Three (21)