R.I.P. Ken Dodd one of my old customers

Sadly passed away on the 11th March one of our great comedians who worked in the tradition of the music halls.  Aged 90 he performed from 1954 until 2017. 

Doddy blurb

Ken Dodd gave me one of his cards and I sold him one of my prints.

Doddy visited my studio in Clarks Village twice when he was in Somerset . Once when he performed at Strode Theatre and then he came back again when he was at Weston Super Mare as he had decided to buy the Land Rover print he saw on is first visit. Evidently he had a Landy many years earlier. I hope my print gave him as much value as his performance at Strode gave us.

 And yes Ken I did loose some of the weight you told me to. 

We had seats at Strode Theatre in Street in the front row, with Sue and the two boys, as they were then, Julian and Ben and the show went on for ever it seemed. For hours he just battered us with non stop jokes, his energy was just enormous, he joked of his battles with the Tax man and towards the end pointed out that all over Somerset there were baby sitters wondering where parents had got to and that when we eventually would get home we would not need a super, we would need a breakfast. 

 

 

 

About Michael Cooper

Bonsai enthusiast and artist. After recording the rural scene in watercolours for over thirty years and having my own studio gallery I am now semi retired. I still sell my prints though to customers worldwide via my website and through the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre,Westhay nr Glastonbury BA6 9TT. The rest of the time is spent looking after my bonsai trees, I like the exercise.
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