mick2me

The Variety Club, Radford

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Gordon was such a caricature so funny at his timing of his jokes, Great times in the 60s 70s, Used to go there with Malc Fretwell (red).

Had some good times then.

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Cheers John for your kind words, without doubt one of the funniest blokes I know, ;) he's been on top form today, Fathers day.

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That record takes me back to my old skiffle group days!. I made a tea chest bass and learnt to play the guitar from Bert Weedon's "Play in a Day" book - bit of a misnomer that! I sold my first guitar to a chap from school at Mellish - Allan Bell. He lived just over the border from Bulwell in Hucknall and his dad used to own "The Terminus Garage" where the trolley buses used to turn round. I bought my second instrument from Jack Brentnall's in Theatre Square. It was a Hofner Congress and took most of my savings at around £25. I've still got it! I electrified it and bought a cheap amplifier from a junk shop on Arkwright St., just under the railway bridge. I had to build a cabinet and get a speaker but it did a good job. One of our early gigs was at the Lowdham Grange borstal and I remember our rendition of Jailhouse Rock going down extremely well! Thanks - lots of memories recalled. smile2

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Condolences RR..

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He'll always be your dad, RR, and you'll always love him. Years of memories no one can take from you.

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Sorry to hear that Nick
RIP Gordon

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Sorry to read your sad news RR. I didn't know your Dad or visit the Variety Club, but from watching videos I realise he was a very popular man and I'm sure anyone who knew him will have some great memories from the Variety Club days. Our condolences to you and your family.

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My condolences RR. My thoughts are with you and your family. 

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It's always sad to hear of someone's passing and I send my sympathies to you and your family, RR.

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Gordon...one of Nottinghams true comic naturals...Sunday Bingo - was a riot!

Truly sorry for your loss Nick, a massive loss to you - a massive character.

Ian and Family.

XX

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So sorry to hear about your dad's passing, RR.  A sad time for you and your family.....

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My sincere condolences RR your happy memories will help through the bad times. Gem

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Condolences to you and your family RR, a sad time for you all.

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So very sorry to hear this sad news Nick. Gordon was a grand fellow. A one off and I'm privileged to have known him. My condolences to you and your family.

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So sorry to hear this sad news RR, condolences to you, your family and all who knew him.  

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