TRANSLATE

Welcome to Our Parkinson's Place


I copy news articles pertaining to research, news and information for Parkinson's disease, Dementia, the Brain, Depression and Parkinson's with Dystonia. I also post about Fundraising for Parkinson's disease and events. I try to be up-to-date as possible. I have Parkinson's
diseases as well and thought it would be nice to have a place where
updated news is in one place. That is why I began this blog.
I am not responsible for it's contents, I am just a copier of information searched on the computer. Please understand the copies are just that, copies and at times, I am unable to enlarge the wording or keep it uniformed as I wish. This is for you to read and to always keep an open mind.
Please discuss this with your doctor, should you have any questions, or concerns. Never do anything without talking to your doctor. I do not make any money from this website. I volunteer my time to help all of us to be informed. Please No advertisers, and No Information about Herbal treatments. This is a free site for all.
Thank you.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Honours List: How Sir Billy Connolly finally joined the establishment

June 16, 2017






Not much was off-limits to Billy Connolly, and certainly not his own health.

When he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, he chose to mock his symptoms on stage by playing Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On.
A generation earlier, it was his audiences that had been shaking, at the sheer outrageousness of his expletive-laden comedy. In an age when comics still dressed up to go on stage, he dressed down. He told stories, not jokes, and brought a folk music sensibility, not to mention a hard Glaswegian edge, to his humour.
It was an act that set the scene for the generation of alternative comics that followed, and nearly all cited him as an influence. Peter Kay described seeing Connolly perform as his “comedy epiphany”, comparable to seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Connolly, who also enjoyed a late-flowering career as a movie star, had in 2010 been given the highest honour Glasgow could bestow upon him - the Freedom of the city.
He disclosed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and prostate cancer on the same day, but has since been given the all-clear from cancer.
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/honours-list-how-sir-billy-connolly-finally-joined-the-establishment-1-8601403

No comments:

Post a Comment