In The 1970s Clive Dunn


Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn was born in London in 1920 and died in November 2012 aged 92.

Clive was best known to British TV viewers as Corporal Jones in the BBC series Dads Army from the 1960s and the 1970s. But he was also a sort of pop star too when he charted with several records in the 1970s including the big No. 1 called Granddad.

Clive Dunn OBE played a very old home guard volunteer during world war two, he managed to bring that old man profile to the pop charts, and had a huge hit with this novelty record. The song was written by Herbie Flowers the co-founder of Blue Mink in the 1970s.


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