BILLY RAYMOND

BILLY’S BLOG 2012

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28 August 2012

Linda says:

Folks, Billy has just sent me the following two pictures which he’d like to share with you.  Both are related to his friend and colleague, the now sadly late Larry Burns, with whom Billy worked for many years.

The first is a cartoon which Larry drew when Billy was first having heart surgery.  Larry used to do cartoons for various national UK papers and “trade” presentations before he appeared at the Windmill Theatre in London, joining the huge list of British comedy superstars who started their careers there and, as Larry always said “I ‘died a death’ along with the others!”  Larry met his future wife, Sally-ann, at the Windmill, and started doing their double act there.

The second picture is a painting of Larry as a Clown, which Billy values highly.