Johnny as Al Jolson

A Gift from God
April 10th 1973 --- April 15th 2000

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In the year 2000 Johnny was, Johnny Price as Al Jolson, in Stars in your Eyes.
He admired the character of Al Jolson who was a Jewish man who sung as a minstrel in the 1930s. Al Jolson would blacken his face, put on his tuxedo, and wear his white gloves and sing in the style of a minstrel. He had the talent for making people laugh. Johnny was also a larger than life character who loved to sing and dance and play the clown just to make people happy.
He auditioned and got the part and on April 13th 2000 he played Al Jolson on Stars in you eyes.
He raised over £2,000 for charity which went to the Lady Mayoress of Wigin. He performed in the Monoco Ballroom in Hindley.
Johnny went to be with the Lord two days later.
The three songs he sang were:
Mammy how I love you
You made me love you
When the red, red robin comes bob, bobbin, bobbing along

But his own personal favourite was Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,that saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost, but now I'm found, was blind but now I see

Johnny was saved by Grace