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Next message Alastair posted on Sunday, 11 September, 2005 - 03:45 pm
In 1964 he married for the first time, though this regrettably ended in divorce in 1969. Does anyone know what her name was? Thanks
Next message Richard posted on Monday, 12 September, 2005 - 12:55 am
I don't mention it on the site on purpose. The same goes for his second wife, and indeed his third - current one.

(And no, I'm not going to name them here, either.)
Next message Jay posted on Wednesday, 21 September, 2005 - 09:38 pm
Trivial quiz question.....why was JW known
as "The New Ford Escort" back in the '70s?
Next message Tim posted on Tuesday, 04 October, 2005 - 08:31 am
JW played and recorded several Ford pieces - Granada, Fiesta (from the Sonatina Meridional), Cortina (the theme from 'The Deerhunter'). It seemed only natural he would endorse a new model. In the event he didn't, though it's rumoured that at one recital he introduced the companion piece to Dowland's Queen Elizabeth as 'The Earle of Essex, Her Escort' - he certainly didn't record it under that title.

The Ford Motor Company subsequently attached itself to more (ahem) popular music - Dutch progressive rockers Focus, Ian Dury and Tom Robinson.

Strange days indeed.
Next message George Geddes posted on Tuesday, 04 October, 2005 - 10:02 am
More likely because he went out with Anna Ford?

Next message Tim posted on Tuesday, 04 October, 2005 - 10:45 am

"Had a love affair with Nina / In the back of my Cavatina / A seasoned-up hyena etc, etc" If you try and and change the name the rhymes don't work.
Next message Mike posted on Tuesday, 04 October, 2005 - 08:18 pm
I know JWs wife number 2 very famous but I'll respect Richard's decision to keep away from naming them
Next message Tim posted on Wednesday, 05 October, 2005 - 08:11 am
I agree. If anyone thinks my Ian Dury misquote named anyone, it wasn't meant to (and I hope it doesn't). I've always enjoyed the Cortina / Cavatina wordplay, and think a Ford Cavatina with alloy wheels, go-faster stripes and furry dice sounds a very contemporary spoof.

If your taste in music is governed by who the performer appears on the gossip pages with, there's a whole legion of them in the pop and rock world. Plus a few conductors and violinists of course...

And if you want another JW automobile recording, there's also the Honorary Consul. Both rare these days.
Next message Chris posted on Tuesday, 11 October, 2005 - 01:29 am
I remember, in 1981, we (the family) went to see sky in concert in Leeds. During the interval, or was it before the show?, my brother turned to me and said, "I've just seen **** ***** walk through that door." So, yes, his wife at the time was quite well known and apparently attended sky concerts, but, like Richard and Mike (and a few others, I suspect), I wouldn't dream of mentioning her name on this forum. Whoever JW is with now, I sincerely hope he's happy - that's the main thing, isn't it?


P.S. I've changed the number of asterisks so that her name doesn't contain that number of letters! No clues!
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