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Marty Wilde Daily Mail Interview (UK-Saturday 26th November 2016)
My haven: Marty Wilde, 77, in his den at his Hertfordshire home
(By Richard Barber for Weekend Magazine)
- The legendary singer and Kim Wilde’s father discusses his house
- He’s lived there with his wife Joyce for 47 years
- He has four children and has photos of them in the den
Marty surrounded by some of his favourite memorabilia in his Hertfordshire home
1 KIM’S BIG DAY
My wife Joyce and I have lived here for 47 years, and I keep all my memorabilia and my family keepsakes here in my den. I’m an only child – my mum Jessie was advised not to have another baby because of her weak heart – but Joyce and I have four who mean the world to us. Three are musicians: Kim, of course, Ricky, who’s a producer, and Roxanne, who’s a backing singer, while Marty Jr is a landscape gardener. This photo shows my proudest moment, walking Kim down the aisle in 1996.
2 THE JET SET
I’ve loved aeroplanes ever since I used to visit the Farnborough Airshow in the 50s and I particularly like jets – I find the power incredibly exciting. I have lots of books on the subject and I collect model aircraft. This particular jet is a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger that I found on eBay, but I also buy from model shops. I’ll never forget my first flight: it was in a Vickers Viscount to Germany where I was performing. I was in my twenties then and it’s as vivid now as if it was yesterday.
3 HUGE HONOUR
This limited-edition guitar was a gift from the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, which is run by his widow Maria Elena to nurture budding musical talent. It’s a replica of Buddy’s Gibson
J-45, and one of the frets is actually from Buddy’s original guitar. The foundation has given more than 20 of these out for lifetime achievement, and I’m in good company. In America Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton have one, here Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Pete Townshend have them.
4 SPACE ODDITY
I’ve never found a religion that chimes with my beliefs – I certainly don’t see someone sitting on a big chair looking down on me and listening to what I’m saying. What I see is an infinitely larger universe that’s impossible to comprehend. This meteorite – a piece of solid iron from outer space that I bought at an airshow – was discovered by the Spanish in Argentina in the 16th century, and every time I pick it up it reinforces to me that we’re just tiny specks in the vast scheme of things.
5 PRICELESS !
Like lots of little boys I had a collection of Dinky toys, but this Vauxhall Vanguard is the only one to survive
the moves my family made over the years. My mother, bless her, had kept a load of my memorabilia, something I didn’t know until she died in the 1980s. We were always quite poor when I was growing up so Mum didn’t leave me lots of money, but she did leave me something priceless: a box full of posters from my shows, various old press cuttings – and this little Dinky toy.
6 BOX OF TRICKS
This AMI 200 jukebox was a birthday present from Joyce in 1957 and it’s become very valuable, almost a museum piece. Every so often it gets dusted down – a bit like me – and I’ll put a record on. The one on the deck at the moment is Elvis Presley’s first single That’s All Right, which I bought from a collector. There must be 200 discs on the jukebox and I have a further 20,000 songs on my computer, all from the 50s and early 60s. But then I’ve always said music is my drug of choice.
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Better Homes & Gardens (Channel 7)(Australia-Friday 18th November 2016) :
Kim Wilde appeared in the Australian Gardening TV programme “Better Homes & Gardens” brodcast on Australian TV channel 7 on Friday 18th November 2016. Kim Wilde was interviewed by Graham Ross first during soundchecks at Enmore Theatre at the occasion of her 2016 Australian Tour with Howard Jones and then in the Royal Botanic Garden from Sydney :
Kim Wilde at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (UK-Friday 18th November 2016) :
Back from Australia, Kim Wilde popped into the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and posted via twitter these photos. if you wish like Kim to visit this park, all information here : hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
Wilde Winter Songbook (Deluxe Edition) reissue (UK-Friday 11th November 2016) :
AVAILABLE NOW !!! the reissue of the Deluxe Edition of Kim Wilde’s Christmas album Wilde Winter Songbook as double CD-set with 6 bonus tracks (CD1) and DVD (CD2) with all Christmas videos from it here at :
1)PledgeMusic.com : WildeWinterSongbook(DeluxeEdition)
2)amazon.co.uk : Wilde-Winter-Songbook(Deluxe Edition)
Trailer for Wilde Winter Songbook (Deluxe Edition) :
Also available now, Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (duet with Tony Hadley) : amazon.com
(available from Friday 21st October 2016 here : amazon.com )
Trailer with excerpt of Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (duet with Kim Wilde) :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kim Wilde !! (UK-Friday 18th November 2016) :
It’s Kim Wilde Birthday today !!! Happy Birthday Kim !!!
Kim Wilde was born in Chiswick (West London) on Tuesday 18th November 1960, her dad is the famous British Rock’N'Roller Marty Wilde and her mother Joyce Wilde (Baker) used to be part of the British group The Vernon Girls !!!