1976 At an early age, music was everything, the middle picture shows me with my first DJ console I have no idea why music has played such a part in my life, and I don’t really want to know, it just is
1977 This was at school at some kind of random sports day, can you work out whose nick name was ‘big boobs’?
1978 On the left is my aunt Bella, lost a finger when she worked in the loom factory, one glove always had a finger pushed in, and she couldn’t move the other arm properly. Her husband died in the first world war, they had only just been married On the right is her friend Annie, they always used to come for a meal on Boxing day and get really drunk and sing, it was great
First 12″ Record I ever bought, this year, cost all of 80p
1979 This year I joined Stretford Children’s Theatre, I think my parents were worried about me, school was horrible and I was getting very low, joining the theatre was the best thing that happened to me. I am sat with Susan, who later become a fleeting girlfriend, and Paul who later became a DJ in a very camp nightclub called High Society
This is the first play I was in, Crystal Clear, I played ‘The Visitor’
1980 In my second play, a farce called ‘Wild Goose Chase’. I played a ‘camp policeman’ that’s me with the goose!
This was my first proper house party, I know, late starter or what, I am dancing with Susan, she stuck her tongue down my throat later, it was a bit of a shock! Hideoeus wallpaper
The thing I remember about this picture is that that woman on the right was stood on a chair, as she was quite tiny
Later in the year I had a party at my house
Yes, my parents by now were quite worried? complete with black nail polish. Although nothing as hideous as the pine dining table and chairs and carpet combo
Just an ordinary afternoon in I think, or maybe I working on a costume for a party
Another party at mine, I think it may have been fancy dress
With my second girlfriend. Hideous curtains or what? I think it was Christmas