Keep It In The Family

by Simon

Just recently found out that a member of my family was a bonafide pop star in the 50s, with several top twenty hits to his name. His name was Tony Brent, and he was a cousin or an uncle of my grandmother on my father’s side.

Here’s one of those Youtube things with a song playing to some random clip, plus an old Pathe clip with Tony and Mike And Bernie Winters. Pretty cool!

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=316

Here’s a Wikipedia page too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Brent

(a rogue-ish member of my family was sent to live with him back in the 40s when Tony was still living in India and working as a mechanic. That member of the family when I knew him was a mechanic. Obviously learnt his trade there…)

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