(Hobbies & Favourite Things - In no particular order)

Classic motorbikes & restorations, Theatre, Live Gigs, Isle of Man TT, Olivers Mount in Scarborough.


Motorbiking, Cycling, Walking, Squash, Tai Chi.


Sunday Roast, Fish and Chips, Lamb Tagine.


Anthony Bourdain, Marco Pierre White, Mike Preston (Ex Head Chef , Leodis Brasserie, Leeds), Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein.

Holiday Destinations

San Antonio - Texas, New York, Queensland, Ibiza, France, Spain, Morocco.

Rock & Jazz Instrumentals

Bass guitar & Drums. 

Blues Performers

Robert Lucas, BB King.

Drummer (Jazz)

Buddy Rich.

Drummer (Rock)

John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.

Male Actors

Edward.G. Robinson, Clint Eastwood, George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Anthony Hopkins, John Mills, Sydney Poitier, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Sean Connery, Hugo Speer.

Female Actresses 

Simone Signoret, Lauren Bacall, Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch.

Musical Artists 

Johnny Hallyday, Miles Davis, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson.

My Best Vocal Singer

Joe Cocker.

Female Performers 

Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Joan Armatrading, Tracie Chapman.


Rock, Blues, Country & Western and Jazz.

Favourite Country Singers

Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson

Favourite Rock Band

Led Zeppelin.

Arts & Culture

Van Gogh, Aboriginal Art, Rodin, Banksy and (Susan Halls Ceramic UK)

Classical Composer

Mozart, Vaughan Williams.

My favourite Song

With a little help from my friends by Joe COCKER

My favourite Musical Tracks 

Rosanna by Toto, Moby Dick by John Bonham, They Killed Him by Kris Kristofferson.

Film Directors 

Akira Kurusawa, Sam Peckinpath, Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino.


Yojimbo, The Chase, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Seven Samurai, The Wild Bunch.

TV series 

The Prisoner, NCIS with Cote de Pablo, Black Adder Goes Forth, Porridge, Dad’s Army, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook.


Remembrance of Things Past, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Catcher in the Rye, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Saigon.

Favourite Writers 

Marcel Proust, Alexandre Dumas, Stieg Larsson, John Le Carré.


After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.


Marmite, Frogs legs.

My Character 



Not having seen Jimmy Hendrix perform live.

Male Icon 

Muhammad Ali (Met in Zaire at The Rumble in the Jungle. Stayed at the same hotel as him for a month - The Intercontinental Hotel, Kinshasa), Also in Ghana and when he visited the UK.

Female Icon

Brigitte Bardot.


I am a Christian and would like to believe that I still live in a Christian based country.

Alternative Religion


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