Dads. Ideally they seem like superheroes when we’re growing up. Big and strong and indestructible.
My Dad is one of these superheroes.
As a kid growing up in the late 60s & early 70s, I was aware that he’d been in the army serving in the Middle East. He would regularly tell me of his exploits, and as I got older some of his other adventures that he rightly didn’t tell me about as a kid!
The song Ronnie Boy is named after him and influenced by those action packed superhero tv shows of the 60s and 70s such as Thunderbirds, Stingray, The Saint, UFO and The Protecters, both in terms of their respective theme tunes and their storylines.
The title comes from an old photo of him as a baby. His mum had written “Ronnie Boy” on the back of the picture.
Ronnie Boy was released on 2nd April 2018 - his 80th birthday.