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Here I am aged 17 in the Birmingham Evening Mail after winning a talent competition. My parents still called me `Billy` (note the `Bily` misprint), even though everyone else had stopped doing so when I was about 9, and unfortunately, it was they who spoke to the reporter: I was mortified! And it was all arranged in such a hurry that I couldn`t go home and change out of my school uniform - yuck! The photo was taken at the local old people`s home where I entertained the residents one afternoon a week - to avoid Games at school!