How Shakin' Stevens new album led him to the brother he never knew



Pop star Shakin' Stevens discusses how researching his family history for a new album led to some surprising revelations.
Incredible though it may seem, Shakin' Stevens was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.
He had 28 top 40 hits, including four number one singles - from the festive juggernaut Merry Christmas Everyone, to This Ole House - a song inspired by a grisly death in the US.
It was originally written by "singing cowboy" Stuart Hamblen, who found a dead body lying in a deserted shack while he was on a hunting trip with John Wayne.
The lyrics play with the... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 41
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