Available for freelance writing commissions on a variety of subjects including family history, nostalgic Belfast and its famous people, shops, shoppers & shopping (40 years in retailing), the golden age of Hollywood (including westerns) and humorous pieces on life's weird and wonderful. Op-eds, columns, non-fiction book reviews too.
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I have a portfolio of features, reviews, poetry and short fiction published in all sorts of places - Belfast Telegraph, Tribune, Ireland's Own, Dalhousie Review, Fairlight Books, Reader's Digest, Reality, Lapwing Poetry, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Spillwords, Dear Reader, Amethyst Review, to name a selection. Oh, and the odd BBC radio contribution.
This is a series of very short items that have nothing to do with the current news agenda. Swift diversions for a moment or two.
Apropos of Nothing #52 – 8 June 1918
Robert Preston, theatre and film actor and singer, was born on 8 June, 1918. In my opinion, his greatest performance was in The Music Man (1962) in which he played travelling salesman Professor Harold Hill.
The film’s three standout songs are Ya Got Trouble, Till There Was You (covered by The Beatles) and Seventy-Six Trombones.
But, it’s Ya Got Trouble, right here in River City that ………. Well, see and hear for yourself via this YouTube clip:
Robert Preston (8 June, 1918 – 21 March, 1987)