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News createt: 31-01-2011

My Boy songwriter Bill Martin to be honored


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Songwriter Bill Martin, who wrote the lyrics to Elvis' 1976 no. 1 hit "My Boy", is to be honored at his old school, Govan High, alongside Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.

He also wrote the first ever UK winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, "Puppet On A String", by Sandie Shaw in 1967, and Sir Cliff Richard's classic "Congratulations".

"I went to No 1 in 1976 in America with “SATURDAY NIGHT” by THE BAY CITY ROLLERS which gave me a hat trick of No 1’s IN AMERICA “THANKS” by BILL ANDERSON and “MY BOY” by ELVIS PRESLEY they were AMERICAN Country No 1’s."

Bill, 73, and Ferguson will be inducted into Govan High School's Hall of Fame tonight.

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Source: dailyrecord.co.uk

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