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Hello Bill, it was good to meet you and your friend Frank in motcombs last week, my wife Michelle and I had a fantastic few nights there and its always good to meet people like yourself that are happy to just talk and give us the expierence of hearing such great memories that you have had. Hope to bump into you again in motcombs, Thanks again Stuart (the wig salesman)
Some amazing music, carefully crafted melodies with some creative lyrics (with the exception of Shang -a -lang ):)) Your talent has helped inspire lots of the new generation bands and artists. It bought a very big smile to my face when i found out that you were responsible for '' Back home''.... (given the Scots/English football rivalry ).... I understand that you're working on a biography, please let us know through your web site when its due to hit the shops! Keep up the good work, and thanks again for all the music that you've given us over the years.
Hi Mr Martin, just wanted to say what a pleasure it was having you onboard yesterday's flight. I had know idea you were resposible for my embarrassing moments on the dance floor .Your a true legend,keep writing. Best wishes Alan Robb
Hi Bill This is John Catherall from the Band Souled Out I Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to speak to me and all of Souled Out at Saturdays function, The Bobby Moore Cancer Research Ball, It was a pleasure to speak to you and find out about all the tunes you have written for so many great stars that Britain and the World have produced the likes of Cilla, Lulu,Bay City Rollers and of course The King himself The Great Elvis Presley. You are such an awesome talent Bill that this country has ever produced , Keep on writing and don't forget our Eurovison song, You and Souled Out could win it for the UK good luck always love Johnny Cat And all of Souled Out xxxx
Dear Bill Just a quick email to say it was great to meet you, on board the Queen Victoria. David and I were thrilled to meet a living legend. Thank you, also, for your very kind words of encouragement in relation to the Rugby World Cup album; we were very grateful. When we get the promos from Decca we'd love to send you one; what is your office address? fter the dust has settled on the Rugby World Cup would you like to co-write a song or two ....? Very best wishes Iain and David Sim
Dear Bill (and Jan of course) It was a great thrill to meet you both on the Queen Victoria's Baltic Cruise last week. Your talks were the highlights of the "days at sea" and were so interesting. Moira particularly interested in anything about the Beatles. As well as a great songwriter you have a rare gift of presenting your subject with skill and humour. A superb showman. It was also a fun to meet up with you and Jan for a few drinks at more informal times in the Queens Grill Lounge and with Allan Stewart in the Commodore Club. It took Moira and I a day or two to get over that late night! Wish you both well for the future. Barry & Moira
H Bill, I am just back from the Cunard Queen Victoria cruise and sat through all your wonderful talks about musicals, Elvis/Beatles and your own songs. I loved it all....I grew up with all your music. I loved the Kenwood story about John Lennon's house. This is the house where poor Cynthia Lennon came home to find Yoko in her very own bathrobe and slipper....it was obviously the end of her marriage to John. This was also the house where Two Virgins were recorded by John and Yoko...so much musical history. Wonderful. Happy cruising and keep up the wonderful work, you have a rare talent. I shed a tear for Elvis....so manipulated and controlled: misguided by those who managed him. Be good take care and as Dave Allan used to say...may your God go with you.
hi Bill, forgot to mention in last message that I do some DJ for a local radio station here in Aus (91.1 spirit FM) been doing the breakfast show and Friday afternoon 'Bullpit session'. Did a bit of a special on your songs and some background info on you that I got from personal experience and the web. It went over very well with a lot of listners recalling and enjoying the music. Plus my street cred skyrocketed from knowing a such an influential musician...good on ya mate!!!
Hi Bill, It was lovely to meet you today and I hope all went well with your meeting.I hope you enjoy the match on Saturday and your old friend comes out on top.I was interested that you remembered Norman Newell who was a good friend of my family for many years and my mother recalls meeting you many years ago at his office in London.Take good care of yourself. Best wishes Peter
Hi Bill Hope you are well and still enjoying life! We met on the QM2 a couple of years ago(Christmas 2008) on a cruise around the Carribean, we had the dining table next to you, from memory you called us 'champagne charlies'! We often relate to others of meeting you and your tales onboard, as well as your lively company,it was a pleasure we will always remember.
Bill, Thank you for your contribution on this weeks Ken Bruce show, superb in depth delivery of a great selection of songs.
Dear Bill, I don't think we've ever met but we are related; you were my dad's cousion (Peter Brown of Valleyfield, Fife). If you are ever over in Northern Ireland, would love to introduce you to my family. ps Love your music
Dear Bill - thanks for being so nice when I accidentally bumped into you on our flight to Glasgow. Who would have thought that reading a John Lennon book would get me introduced to a songwriting legend like you. I'd love to hear more of your amazing stories. All the best Lynnie x
Great to meet you and also see you on BBC Scotland when you were being inducted into The Govan High School Hall of Fame with Sir Alex Ferguson - well done....
Hi Bill - thanks for your company at the Distillers lunch yesterday. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I will let you know if I get anywhere with Don Morris. Keep in touch if you want to learn about wine! Cheers, Ian Harris, CEO of WSET
Hi Bill, i used to work in The Fox and Hounds many years ago and always remembered you. An absolute gentleman and loved your stories from the past. Hope you and your wife are well. Im back in Dundee now so weather not so great. Keep well . . Stewart
Bill, nice to meet you in back of my taxi in Edinburgh from Colinton to Cafe Royal on Friday 8 October, you were a gentleman. I did say I would google you and I now know who you are although my mum was very aware who you were, I did say to you I was an 80's boy born in 1966. I have been viewing your whole website and its good, hopefully get you in back of my taxi again and get your autograph next time. I must apologise though for saying "congratulations" was a bouncy song 🙂 Take care, regards Ben Crawford
Hi Bill Thought it was about time I left a message, thanks for the interview. I was looking for an inspirational story from an extraordinary individual. You ticked the boxes. Great company and wonderful stories. a star! thanks Bill....see you soon
Last 2 years have been introduced to CELTIC THUNDER 9THE VERY VERY BEST OF THE VERY VERY BEST)...and just wanted to add my two cents that you & Coulter sure make pretty music for those fellows. Don't stop! Keep 'em coming!
Hi Bill, Glad to see you're still in good form. I'm living in France at the moment, but coming home to the UK soon. Keep well, DG.