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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Forty-Five Club......

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me-e
Happy Birthday to me!

I share a birthday with a number of 'famous' people. Many of whom I have never heard of. But the ones that always stick in my mind are generally from the world of entertainment: Linda Hamilton, Julie London, George Gershwin, T S Eliot, Winnie Mandela (er, OK, not really in the 'entertainment' camp - more tyre-burning perhaps), Anne Robinson and Will Self (who was born on the exact same day I was).

Closer to my heart though are two particular people who I greatly admire and who I am proud to say I was born on the same day as them both. And they are Bryan Ferry (I have always been a big Roxy Music fan) and the ever youthful Olivia Newton-John. Hopelessly devoted to them both.


  1. Happy Birthday!
    HAve a drink or 3 for me (and Livvie)!

  2. Anonymous10:43 am

    Hey birthday boy, you kept that one quiet, if only we'd known crates of champagne would be heading your way!!!!
    Have a great birthday.
    Love from Michael and Andrew.xx

  3. Anonymous10:43 am

    Happy Birthday, Jonathan!
    Will you be celebrating at the Grove?
    Love, Kevin

  4. Thanks guys. Keeping it quiet? Well, you do when you get to my (our?) age!

    And yes Kevin, I'll be at the Emeroids tonight.


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