Sons of Sheffield

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OK - first in an occasional series of guides to everything you need to know about Sheffield but couldn't really be bothered to ask.


Famous people that come from Sheffield (other than me) 

  • The Arctic Monkeys - Purveyors of council estate jangle pop
  • Prince Naseem Hamed - Former world boxing champion.  Now overweight jailbird
  • Michael Palin - one time Monthy Python comedy chap, now spends his time poncing about round the world for the BBC
  • Tony Christie - Sang 'Is this the way to Amarillo' and some other stuff which no one can ever remember. [He sang 'Avenues and Alleyways' actually - Ed]
  • Helen Sharman - First British person in space.  More importantly dropped the Olympic torch whilst carrying it so putting out the eternal Olympic flame
  • David Blunkett - Bearded serial resigner from the cabinet
  • Gordon Banks - Former England goalkeeper
  • Anna Walker - TV presenter of such wonderful programming as 'Wish you were here...'
  • Pulp - Arthouse indie popsters who went a bit rubbish once Russell Senior left
  • Martie Caine - Rubbish ginger comedienne
  • Joe Cocker - Croaky blues singer who waves his arms around
  • Peter Stringfellow - Owns nightclubs but has crap hair
  • ABC - Perfect pop and gold lame suits - then they got some other rubbish band members in and went a bit down in the dumper
  • Dave Berry - Sang 'The Crying Game'.  I know someone who once threw him down the stairs for trying to queuejump at the Esquire
  • Roisin Murphy - that woman from Moloko with the dress covered in mirrors
  • Sean Bean - Na na na na eeza Blade and eeza Blade

And many more - feel free to suggest some.  Best entry wins a trip back to the Crimean war wearing a pink feather boa.

hayleyk83 says:
I love the Helen Sharman bit hahaha
Posted on: Dec 11, 2007
dansgirl1978 says:
ha ha! good answer!
Posted on: Sep 05, 2007
dougal says:
It could have been on purpose...
Posted on: Sep 05, 2007
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