Actor John Alford made his identify in kids’s tv however was additionally, briefly, a popstar! Then all of it went horribly unsuitable…
John Shannon was born in October 1971 and went to stage faculty, touchdown his first, and maybe greatest recognized function, as Robbie Wright within the lengthy operating kids’s drama Grange Hill, utilizing the stage identify of ‘John Alford’. He spent 5 years within the sequence throughout which period he sang on the 1986 single “Simply Say No”, after a storyline that featured one of many pupils changing into concerned with medicine. The one made the highest ten within the UK. After Grange Hill, Alford was forged within the night TV sequence London’s Burning from 1993 and for the subsequent 5 years, however in 1996, he crossed over to the music charts when producers Mike Inventory and Matt Aitken helped John into the highest twenty with a canopy of “Smoke Will get In Your Eyes”.
Launched in February 1996, John’s model of the 1933 track went to No.13 and he rapidly adopted it with one other cowl, this time “Blue Moon”, coupled with “Solely You”, which he broke the highest ten, peaking at No.9 that Spring. A 3rd hit was delivered that Autumn with Bread’s “If”, which made No.24 and was adopted a few weeks later with John’s self-titled debut album, though this was much less profitable. A fourth and last single, “Let It Be Me”, was scheduled for launch in early 1997 however this was scrapped and that was that. John appeared within the movie ‘Mike Bassett: England Supervisor’ in 2001, however sadly his solely ‘work’ since then has been within the nationwide press with one scandal after one other and for all of the unsuitable causes.
It could appear that each John’s music and performing careers are nicely and really over. His most up-to-date courtroom look was in 2019 when he pleaded responsible to 2 counts of resisting an officer and was given a twelve month group order. Oh pricey.
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