Reader letter: Jim Davidson is not all that bad

Jim Davidson appeared at Cromer Pier. (Picture: Contributed)

Jim Davidson appeared at Cromer Pier. (Picture: Contributed) - Credit: Archant

I read with interest the rather unflattering remarks (EN, February 14) about Jim Davidson.

I cannot profess to know him really well but my gut feeling is that his remarks about theatre staff or anyone else are meant to be humorous rather than offensive, and I would like to set the record straight.

I have met Jim on a couple of occasions. We were both in attendance at the funeral of rock star Keith Emerson who tragically took his own life in March, 2016, a week after my mother died of bone cancer - not a good week for me personally.

He lifted the gloom at Keith's funeral making the congregation laugh with his speech, combining humorous remarks with heart-warming praise for Keith and his music.

I am sure he was a great comfort to Keith's family, friends and fans.

He also arranged a memorial concert for Keith at the Birmingham Symphony Hall last year with the proceeds going to the 'Love After Combat' charity, so he can't be all that bad.


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So my message to Jim would be 'keep making us laugh Jim, but perhaps be a bit more courteous about who you may or may not offend.'

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