John: Altered Images- Happy Birthday

John: Altered Images- Happy Birthday

John Clare Grogan“I had a miserable time at school. I was picked on because of my first name. I was called ‘Athol’.

It took me until I was forty to realise I could do something about it. The discomfort of having a name that causes you grief totally outweighs the problem of changing it. I use my middle name ‘John’ now. I wish parents would realise how cruel they can be choosing different names – they don’t think ahead.

This song was the light at the end of the tunnel. I fancied Clare Grogan and felt happy when this song came on.”

Photo: Fulwell, Sunderland

 

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September 24, 2015