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Growing up in Urmston

Growing up in Urmston most young boys had a dad who was in a band This is a picture of my dad (trombone) and his brother Lawrence (French horn).

We didn’t celebrate the 4th of July and to tell the truth it wasn’t never mentioned. Perhaps the line about the rockers red glare or worse the bombs bursting in air lines reminded us that another war had been lost by our forefathers, maybe five, and so we played glorious British songs, like Land of Hope and Glory!

We knew all about Guy Fawkes Day a celebration of my birthday every year and John Lennon amusingly sang Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder etc etc so you would not forget it. And a few miles across the sea, they were celebrating the 14th of July and singing “With his head tucked underneath his arm?” I moved to Santa Barbara as a part time resident on July 4th, 1985 (which is over 20 years ago).

I learned about Paul Revere and the Raiders from Micky Dolenz and Mark Lyndsay and Jon my CPA explained the tax system that America had revolted against and sent the British back home to regroup or recoup!

We didn’t celebrate the 4th of July and to tell the truth it wasn’t never mentioned. Perhaps the line about the rockers red glare or worse the bombs bursting in air lines reminded us that another war had been lost by our forefathers, maybe five, and so we played glorious British songs, like Land of Hope and Glory!

I told Micky and Mark stories about the French Revolution and the “sans culottes” and they did not believe that it meant “no panties” and is a sort of juxtaposition if you are a royal and your head is in a wicker basket but this did not stop the Monkees calling their movie HEAD!

When your amuse bouche is smiling at you from a basket!

So I celebrate July 4th with you!!! Independence! My lovely daughter is 100% American. None of the old half English Half French for her... Born in the USA - all American. I was born in Urmston Lancashire England and I am half Irish, half English half Welsh and half Scottish and if you need to know more go right now…. do not pass go... do not collect 200…

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Coming soon... The Peter No one Collection... The story of my life in excerpts, photographs, music, drama, no drugs, no sex, avec culottes And be shocked at how much I have crammed into the one mini Mancunian brain. And remember MENSA is Latin for table and remember November the 5th.

— 📢  Peter Noone

13 Responses

Mo

Mo

July 14, 2021

My Dad used to sing “with his ‘ead’ tucked underneath his arm” and then I sang it to my kids. Another Urmston tradition carries on.

Linda Martin

Linda Martin

July 08, 2021

I love your stories Peter!

Donna Parsons

Donna Parsons

July 05, 2021

As far as the four halves go, I think Peter has a half, Herman has a half, Norman has a half, and Father Down has a half.

Muriel Cavanagh

Muriel Cavanagh

July 04, 2021

Dear Peter, Happy Fourth of July to you and family. Thank you for placing a photo of your dad and uncle . I will keep watch when your Peter Noone collection is released .

Francine

Francine

July 04, 2021

You have four halves? Oh my.
Great photo of you and Top Fan Jean Howard.
Cool painting but I do not recognize the group of gentleman on the right. 🤔

Glenda Prout

Glenda Prout

July 04, 2021

Peter you are a hoot !! I am literally laughing out loud. Happy 4th of July and I will remember November 5

Rose Mary Bolanos

Rose Mary Bolanos

July 04, 2021

Thank you so much for the lessons in History and math. I actually laughed out loud! I enjoyed the pictures too. You are so kind to take the time to do this for us. You are a ray of sunshine!

Rose Mary Bolanos

Rose Mary Bolanos

July 04, 2021

Thank you so much for the lessons in History and math. I actually laughed out loud! I enjoyed the pictures too. You are so kind to take the time to do this for us. You are a ray of sunshine!

Barbara M Landsperg

Barbara M Landsperg

July 04, 2021

I was no math major, but that’s a lot of halves!

Banky

Banky

July 04, 2021

Woohoo! Love your stories 😁

Eu

Eu

July 04, 2021

You know what they say… “don’t know much about history”. I say that, but my hubby knows a lot, since he majored in history. We met in history class, and the professor asked Gary to help me! lol I’ve learned a few things… like Guy Fawkes Day is on Nov. 5th. I actually learned that from you. Not sure who that guy is though. Independence Day… I know what that is. Sorry about your ancestor’s heads.

Donna Parsons

Donna Parsons

July 03, 2021

Hi Peter. Happy 4th of July. Hope you have a wonderful day. I enjoyed seeing the picture of your Dad and your Uncle. I have some old pictures of my Mom and her two brothers when they were children back in the 1920’s. Josie’s room looks like mine did when I was a teenager back in the 60’s. Although I did have some Beatles posters on the wall also. Great photo of you and the lady on stage. Looks like she is having the time of her life. I’m really excited to read the collection of stories about your life. Thanks for sharing with us. See you December 10th in Cincinnati. I was lucky and got 3rd row seats.

Alice M.

Alice M.

July 03, 2021

Thank you for putting the holiday into perspective for us. We get so caught up in the marketing gimmics of our holidays that we often forget the real purpose for the celebrations. I used to enjoy your history lessons in the old chat room. I used to admire your knowledge of American history (and that of the world too). PS. I was answering a trivia question in the latest issue of Rewind Magazine (it’s a nostalgia publication) and one of the questions was regarding the novel Atlas Shrugged. I knew the answer to that one thanks to you, too!

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