Former landlord of the Fox & Hounds, and self confessed curmudgeon, Ken was born in Blackpool in 1945. His father was a baker & confectioner and his mother was mainly involved in market gardening. After much travelling in the late 60’s 70’s, he gravitated to Stony, moving here in 1991 and two years later, bought the leasehold & business of the Fox & Hounds. He soon established it as the place in town to go for good music (mostly of the blues & folk variety), good beer, good company, and just about everything else that’s good about an English pub. Since selling the pub, he’s continued to be involved in many of the events in Stony such as Stony Live, & C.L.A.S.S. Nowadays a lot of his time is taken up with being the Chairman of, and organising events here in York House, and during his tenure it’s gone from strength to strength.
Below is a list of Kens 10 tracks. Each one is a link to YouTube, except No. 8 which links to Soundcloud
Track 3 Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Track 4 Cry me a river - Julie London
Track 6 Love me do – The Beatles
Track 7 Beethoven’s 9th symphony – final movement (we played an extract from 7:20 – fade at 9:45)
Trach 10 Zambra - Juan Serrano
If Ken could only have one record - Track 8 as he knows all Ivor Cutlers material, and listening to it would trigger the memories of his other songs & verse.
Some of Kens favourite things
Favourite food - Aubergine
Favourite fruit - Mango
Favourite cuisine - Turkish
Favourite country - India
Favourite city - Istanbul
Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake (which is of course three books, but I allowed him Finnegans Wake by James Joyce as well
Luxury item - An ipod with 1000's of tracks.