Sunday, August 07, 2005

Tommy Cooper: WBI

I found this old violin and this old painting so I took them to an expert and he said, 'What you've got there is a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt. Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made rotten violins.'

What delight to find that Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly (in Llwyn Onn Street) in 1922.

I have no hesitation in instantly elevating him to the pantheon. A Welsh Born Icon for the ages.

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