Back in the early 90’s I launched my first television series Boland Live produced by Martin Woods of Smithwood productions. This one hour show went out live every Wednesday at 1pm. An array of guests were flown in from UK to star in the show including royal ballet star Wayne Sleep, Beatle John Lennon’s wife Cynthia, Paul McCartney’s Brother Scaffold star Mike McGear , comedians Faith Brown, Nina Mishcove, Chris Heany the man who invented Trivial Pursuit and Lind Nolan to name but a few I'ts Linda who I would like to pay tribute to this morning: The Nolan family moved from Dublin to Blackpool in 1962 and launched a family singing group, The Singing Nolans, The original line-up comprised of her singing parents, brothers Tommy and Brian and sisters Anne, Denise, Maureen and Bernie. The family performed even as the five girls all went to school by day and performed at local clubs at night. In 1974, the daughters began performing as The Nolan Sisters and made their television debut on Cliff Richard's TV show. The line-up by then included youngest sister Coleen. They began regular appearances on variety and comedy shows, including Summertime Special, The Morecambe & Wise Show and The Two Ronnies. In 1975, the five elder sisters supported Frank Sinatra on a European tour. Huge success followed The Nolan Sisters including their biggest No1 hit ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing’
The reunion however sparked a split in the family as Anne has appeared in the press stating that she has been excluded from the tour despite being a long-serving member of the group. She has also issued a statement on her official website, which includes the comment: "they are not my sisters anymore". Denise also issued a statement in support of Anne, claiming that the real reason for the reunion was due to some of the sisters being in financial difficulty. Although the tour was a huge success this split in the family brought a lot of unhappiness to the sisters. On 28 October it was announced that the 2013 Farewell Tour had been postponed as a result of Bernie's breast cancer resurgence. Early in 2013, the tour was cancelled completely. Bernie died 4th July 2013 leaving the sisters devastated.
I have met Jim Davidson and found his utterly rude and obnoxious. In my point of view his treatment of Linda was nothing more than bulling and I hope he shortly gets what he deserves!!! I wish Linda love a happiness in the future.
YOU WILL FIND LINDA'S CLIP CLOSE TO THE END OF THIS SHORT PROMO OF THE BOLAND SHOW WHEN SHE HAS A RIGHT GO AT ME!!!!