Jimmy Henney

Born on July 13th 1922, Jimmy was confined to a wheelchair for some time in his youth as a result of a cerebral haemorrage. Later he was well known as the 'Doyen of song pluggers' for the Chappell music company when sheet music sales was the benchmark for songwriters and singers.

He eventually became something of a performer himself as a regular on TV programmes such as "Oh Boy!", Juke Box Jury and New Faces.

Oozing personal charm, he had many close friends amongst the big names of the day including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Lionel Bart, Cliff Richard and Shirley Bassey, to name but a few.

In the 1960s he organised the Showbiz Eleven celebrity football team which regularly raised large sums of money for charity.

The team boasted such stars as David Frost, Sean Connery, Ronnie Carroll, Tommy Steele, Dave King, Jimmy Tarbuck and Des O'Connor - sometimes supplemented by professional players such as Danny Blanchflower, Billy Wright and Wally Barnes.

He passed away on 5th September 1998.

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