Friday, October 15, 2010

The Showbiz XI (During their mid-1960s glory days)




The Showbiz XI was (and is still today) is a London-based celebrity football team that plays matches to raise money for charities.  It includes sports figures, actors and musicians. The mid-1960s squad pictured in this photograph is mostly unknown to me (reader contributions appreciated) except for Dave Davies (second from right, back row), Ray Davies (second from left, front row) and Tom Courtenay, middle figure, front row).



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  1. Didn't Texan P.J.Proby also have a bash at playing football in the mid 60's when he came to England?

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    1. That wouldn''t surprise me, but I'm not aware of it. I will research the matter. Please check back. I'm glad you found me. Please visit again. Curtis

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  2. P.J.Proby lived in Chelsea in the mid 60's.I heard that now & again he went & trained with Chelsea F.C. Must have been difficult for him as he came from Texas & his top sports were boxing,baseball, & American Football.

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    1. Couldn't find anything re P.J. Proby and football, but definitely enjoyed catching up on his life history, for which I thank you. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that at some point he played against the Showbiz XI. He certainly would have been aware of them. Thanks again. Curtis

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  3. P.J.Proby was & still is a good mate of Jess Conrad so maybe once or twice captain Jess gave P.J. a game. P.J. may not be able to play "footie" any more these days but his voice is still amazing for a 75 year old singer.

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    1. I would dearly love to see and hear P.J. Proby perform. Unfortunately, I'm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he doesn't play around these parts. But I'll keep my eye out. Curtis

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  4. You'll have to see him on You Tube then my friend.

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    1. Yes, that's probably the way it will be. Curtis

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