Famous People

  • Actor James Bolan (famous for the BBC comedy “The Likely Lads”).
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  • Singer Brian Ferry (and former lead singer of successful 70’s band “Roxy Music”).
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  • Former Athlete Steve Cram.
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  • Song Writer Tim Rice.
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  • War Correspondent Kate Aidie (famous for reporting from the front line).
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  • Songwriter Dave Stewart (and half of the duo that is the Eurythmics).
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  • Carry On actor Sid James died on stage at the Sunderland Empire on 26th April 1976.
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  • Actress Melanie Hill – best known for her part in the BBC comedy “Bread” and former wife of actor Sean Bean.
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  • Pop band “The Kane Gang” has a hit record in July 1984 titeld “The Closest Thing To Heaven”.
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  • Pop band Olive had a number one hit record a few years ago.
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  • Pop Band the Toy Dolls had a hit record with “Nellie the Elephant” in 1984.
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  • Pop band Tribe of Toffs also enjoyed a hit record in 1988 – titled “John Kettley is a Weatherman”.
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  • Author James Herriot was former “president” of Sunderland AFC.
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  • Actor Peter O’Toole supports Sunderland AFC.
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  • Actor Patrick Stewart – more famously known as Jean Luc Picard fro the TV series and box office smash hit films “Star Trek”  supports Sunderland AFC.
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