Publicity from when I appeared top of the bill at the Astor Club of the owner Bertie Green and his wife Olga who were my good friends and like a mother and father to me and Bertie would sometimes be compere and announce me as Britain’s answer to Bette Medler comedian singer Janie Jones. I was resident at the Astor for many years and Bertie would have me audition the acts for him. Many big stars appeared there my friend Dorothy Squires, Shirley Bassey, Jackie Trent and many others and Bertie would say baby we will have fun and games tonight as tables are all booked out with the Kray twins, the Richardsons and the old bill and in my act I would point the guns at Ronnie and Reg in Gunning for you.
JJ, phone in hand for record of Girls Song by Jim Webb who I became friendly with when he recorded MacArthur Park with Richard Harris and we had to find him as he went on the piss up and we had to go to his drinking holes to find him with his younger brother Dermot Harris a very close friend of mine. We did find him and Richard kept telling me I am an actor not a singer but he did do a good job on it.
On Edd Stewart show with Edd on photo for song Back on my feet again for president records for Cyril Black and Edie Kaszner
Zelda Plum had a very grand voice and came from a very rich background and would constantly say I love Janie Jones and she is my very best friend and I have known her for over 20 years and she would always come on my doorstep with her problems and troubles. I had a soft spot for Zelda and felt very sorry for her as she was not quite the full ticket. These photos were taken from the Astor Club’s agency.
A photo for the “Girls” song by Jim Webb who I became friends with when we were looking for Richard Harris with his brother Dermot Harris to record MacArthur Park when Richard went on the missing list on a drink binge and we found him and he said Janie I am an actor not a singer but nevertheless he did a great job on it. Dermot was the best man at my wedding to the crank.