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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happy birthday, Don!

“Don George Powell was born on September 10, 1946, in Bilston, Staffordshire in central England, the second of five children of steelworker Walter Powell and his wife, Dora.”

 So it says in my book “Look Wot I Dun”, the official Don Powell biography, which had Don as co-editor when it was published on Omnibus Press back in 2013. The quote means of course that today Don turns 70 years young! Happy birthday, Don! I hope you’ll have a wonderful day surrounded by your loved ones!

The photo above is of Don as a boy. It was one of the photos that we chose for the biography, but sadly it didn’t make the final cut. About the photo Don told me that this is “one of our Sunday afternoon picnics on Penn Common, Wolverhampton, during the 1950’s... that’s were my nail picking started!” Photo courtesy: © Derek Powell’s private collection.


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