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