Monday, 10 August 2015

I'll make you so proud of me

Bottoms up!

Such celebrations. On this day were born such unlikely bed-fellows as Norma Shearer, Alexander Glazunov, Rosanna Arquette, Martha Hyer, Herbert Hoover, Jack Haley ("the Tin Man" in The Wizard of Oz), sex god Antonio Banderas, Rhonda Fleming, Patti Austin, Baroness Butler-Sloss, former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio, Eddie Fisher, Justin Theroux, the much-missed Kate O'Mara...and ME!

Also sharing our birthday is Miss Ronnie Spector. However, this being a Tacky Music Monday, I thought it somewhat appropriate to let our Patron Saint Miss Bette Midler take the stand (at the Royal Variety Performance 2014) to sing Miss Spector's most famous hit from her Ronettes days - Be My Baby:

Champagne all round, I'd say...


  1. Hearty happy birthday wishes from across the pond, Jon. Cheers.

  2. Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns

  3. Happy birthday - I've no idea how I ended up on your site but I always enjoy visiting. PS are you going to do a tribute to David Nobbs on here?

    1. As a regular reader of my "Museum of Camp" site, I am very pleased to welcome you over here, my dear... Jx

    2. H thanks very much. It's starting to feel like no one has properly died until you mention it.

  4. Happy Birthday! And thanks for your fabulous blogs, they always brighten my day!


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