Thursday, September 23, 2010

Skellern spotting

The first in what might be a one-item series spotting stories about Peter Skellern in the papers.

The Henley Standard is perhaps overgenerous in calling Skellern a "70s pop idol" - I think even Skellern himself would suggest his appeal wasn't that of an Osmond or a Bolan - but the story is quite a sweet one:

CHILDREN at a Wargrave theatre school have had a song written for them by a Seventies pop star.

Kate Skellern, 36, founded the Skellern School of Speech and Drama a year ago to teach stagecraft to six- to 12-year-olds.

Ms Skellern, of Clifton Rise, Wargrave, is the daughter of Peter Skellern, 62, who had hits with You're A Lady and Hold On To Love more than 30 years ago. He is now retired and lives in Cornwall.

Ms Skellern said: "My dad has written a song especially for the young children who will be attending our new classes. It doesn't really have a title but we call it the hello song."
Okay, it's stretching the truth a little to even call that a story, but as 'things that fill papers up' go, it's a nice little thought, isn't it?


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The staggering thing to someone who was a kid in the 70s is that Skellern must have been so young when he was making such "geriatric" (for that was how they sounded to a kid at the time) records.

The whole thing is really very sweet.

Anonymous said...

When I was 19 I had a year of loving Peter Skellern. I hope this comment as Anonymous works.

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