Additional information about this Billy Connolly vinyl art.
Billy Connolly – The Artist/s
Sir William Connolly, CBE (born 1942) is a retired Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, presenter, actor and artist. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname “The Big Yin” (“The Big One”). Connolly’s first solo album, Billy Connolly Live!, was produced, with a mixture of comedic songs and short monologues. Known for his idiosyncratic and often off-the-cuff observational comedy, which frequently includes the use of profanity, Connolly was voted in 2007 the greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups,and again in the updated 2010 poll.
Super Gran – The Song
‘Super Gran’ is a song written by Phil Couller and Billy Connolly. It was the theme song for Super Gran a fictional series about a grandmother with super powers. Initially a series of books written by Forrest Wilson, a children’s television show was adapted by Jenny McDade and produced by Tyne Tees Television for Children’s ITV. The title character was played by Gudrun Ure, with Iain Cuthbertson as her nemesis, The Scunner Campbell. It originally ran from 1985 to 1987. Two series, each consisting of 13 episodes, were produced, alongside a Christmas special. The stories are about an elderly grandmother, Granny Smith (Gudrun Ure), who acquires superpowers when she is accidentally hit by a magic ray created by Inventor Black (Bill Shine). Under the guise of ‘Super Gran’, she protects the residents of the fictional town of Chiselton from villains such as Roderick Scunner Campbell (Iain Cuthbertson) and his gang,
The Heart – The Shape
The heart shape and its meaning has evolved over hundreds of years. Nowadays it means love but before the 13th and 14th centuries it was generally drawn for decorative purposes. People at that time thought of our hearts as books of memory and believed feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart.
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