A classic one liner from Bobby Ball. Who passed away from Covid on Wednesday in Blackpool. Him and his mate Tommy were welders in Oldham and they use to entertain pubs and clubs audiences at night and at the weekends.
That's three famous comedians and comic actors : Bobby, Eddie Large and Tim Brooke Taylor that have all succumbed to this awful virus this year. I spent many an hour watching Tim in The Goodies comedy series in the 1970s.
We had many a happy family holiday to Scarborough when we didn't visit Ireland. My mum and dad would always "treat" me and my brother to see two of the summer shows. We saw: The Grumbleweeds, Cannon and Ball, Bobby Knutt, The Spinners, Danny La Rue, The Nolans, Little and Large and Frank Carson and magic shows....
I remember seeing Canon and Ball at either the Futurist Theatre or the Floral Hall? I remember it had been a typical mixed week of sunshine and rain. But that didn't worry Canon and Ball. It wouldn't be long before you heard Bobby shouting:
"Rock on Tommy".
A great down to earth Lancashire lad who had the gift of making people laugh.
"Rock on Bobby".
You and all the other comedians will have them all in stitches of laughter in Heaven.
It's a sign that you're getting old when your favourite Rock stars and Comedians are passing on to the great theatre in the sky.