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MattWoodall87
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151 of 310  Mon 9th Apr 2012 4:44pm  
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I know of another famous Coventrian, Jen Ledger of American Christian rock band Skillet, she is their drummer and provides backing vocals as well, her debut album with the band made massive success with the song Monster going gold the day after it was released on itunes and they have made it big in America including being on movie, PPV and game soundtracks. I urge you to put her on the walk of fame she has amazing talent and will most likely be the youngest to receive the honour.
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argon
New Milton
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152 of 310  Fri 13th Apr 2012 1:53pm  
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For honorary status I suggest John Hanson (singer) born John Watts. Coventry grandparents with a shop in Spencer Street, he lived in Radford, Coventry in his late teens during the November blitz, when his grandparents shop was bombed, and he married a Coventry girl.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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153 of 310  Fri 13th Apr 2012 3:24pm  
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I have a very tenuous link to John Hanson.... he married Brenda Stokes, whose brother, Fred, married my dad's aunt Doris. Big grin I never actually met him though. Sad
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argon
New Milton
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154 of 310  Fri 13th Apr 2012 6:08pm  
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Rob. His autobiography 'Me and My Red Shadow' describes how he met Brenda Stokes if you are interested.
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Rob Orland
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155 of 310  Fri 13th Apr 2012 6:36pm  
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Thanks Argon, that's great. Thumbs up I had no idea that he'd written an autobiography, and hadn't even thought to look for one! However, I just found a copy on eBay for under two quid, so there's now one on its way! Thanks again. Cheers
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Rosie
Driffield
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156 of 310  Sat 14th Apr 2012 3:55pm  
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Looking through this thread, I was wondering did Pete Waterman have a sister called Kay? I was at school with her at Frederick Birds and I knew Pete was pupil there as well.
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DeanSpencer
Lutterworth
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157 of 310  Sun 15th Apr 2012 5:43pm  
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I understand that that Brian Matthew who has a Saturday morning radio programme featuring music from the 60s was born in Coventry. Anybody know where he was born/lived/educated within the city ?
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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158 of 310  Sun 15th Apr 2012 5:58pm  
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Hi Dean, welcome to the forum There's quite a full Wikipedia entry for Brian Matthew here, and of course he's on our "Famous Coventrians" list Thumbs up
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charabanc
Coventry
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159 of 310  Sun 15th Apr 2012 9:41pm  
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Brian Matthew went to Bablake School.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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160 of 310  Sun 22nd Apr 2012 9:06am  
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Broadcaster Stuart Linnell has been added to the Famous Coventrians list Thumbs up
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Babby25
Wyken
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161 of 310  Mon 23rd Apr 2012 4:17pm  
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John Thornton, medieval glass painter responsible for York Minster’s East Window!
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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162 of 310  Mon 23rd Apr 2012 5:13pm  
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Hello and welcome to the Historic Forum - and thank you for your posting here and on some other threads - I think you'll enjoy being with us (we're quite a friendly crowd!) I've entered John Thornton onto our Famous Coventrians list, but not as a Coventry-born person as I don't think there is substantial proof of his place of birth from what I've read Thanks for the heads-up, much appreciated Thumbs up
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argon
New Milton
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163 of 310  Wed 25th Apr 2012 8:42pm  
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Another author born in Coventry is Iain Pears. He is described as art historian ,novelist and journalist. His best known book is probably 'An Instance of the Fingerpost'. He as also written a number of novels of art history mysteries, the Jonathan Argyll series.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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164 of 310  Mon 30th Apr 2012 2:39pm  
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I have just added Alderman Mrs Pearl Hyde to the list of "Famous Coventrians" Thumbs up
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Jane
Bedworth
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165 of 310  Mon 30th Apr 2012 6:09pm  
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On 20th Dec 2011 8:29pm, Peter A said: What about Don Fardon? ....
Hi, Don Fardon came into my place of work last year (or maybe even the year before) and he was so nice. He had to sign something and I remembered his name. I said I could remember his hit "Indian reservation". He said he still performs. He also mentioned "Lieutenant Pigeon" I think they were from Coventry as well. He was a really nice man.
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