Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Remembering Ken Dodd, Liverpool comedian and Beatle pal

Ken Dodd, who died at age 90, was an institution in England, but is probably best-known to American Beatles fans for the TV clip shared below.

Paul McCartney noted Dodd's passing on Twitter with this post:

The NME remembers Todd here.

Dodd, knighted last year, was named Greatest Merseysider of All Time in 2003, an accolade that moved him to say:  “It was voted for by my fellow citizens in a city that has always been, and always will be, my home. I am filled with happiness. I shall raise several glasses of tickle tonic to the greatest place in the world.”

He was still touring last year, his set combining comedy, magic and even music. Dodd was a successful musician in the 1960s, scoring the best-selling single of 1965 (‘Tears’), which became one of the UK’s top-selling tracks of the entire decade. The top five best-selling singles of the 1960s were released, of course, by The Beatles.

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