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Mr. Fontana

Despite such mishaps, he continued on his never-ending nostalgia tour. “I’m 70 now and being held together with bits of string and gaffer tape,” he joked at a gig in 2016. “To imagine I would still be treading the boards at this age is beyond belief. It’s amazing what wine, women and song can do!” It seemed emblematic of his luck that moments later he suffered a heart attack.

3 thoughts on “Mr. Fontana”

  1. Somewhere in my record collection is a single by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders entitled: “Um, um, um, um, um” – issued on the Parlophone label IIRC? Every once in a while I spend hours on Youtube watching & listening to stuff from decades ago, and there’s always at least one performer who is longer with us, although many I remember from the 70′ & 80’s are still appearing regularly.

    RIP, Wayne.

  2. I think it was George Burns who turned down a Vegas contract in his 80’s saying he wasn’t sure the casino would still be there in 10 years

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