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NODDY HOLDER in 2007 - 2008

Frosty the glowman

 

IT’S a typical Christmas song but did you know Frosty The Snowman was originally about an ice creature brought to life by nuclear fallout from an atom bomb?

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Merry Xmas Everybody by Noddy Holder and Slade, was recorded during a summer heatwave in New York. It was first called Buy Me A Rocking Chair.

 

Read the whole story and watch a nice pic of Noddy >>> HERE

OPENING OF LEIGHTON HOUSE

 

The Official Opening of Leighton House took place on 14th May 2008 and was a great success.  We were extremely please to have Ann Leighton come on the day to unviel the plaque.  Deputy Lord Major - Mike Sharpe and his wife Thelma Sharpe also attended the event.

 

Read and watch the whole report : >>> HERE

 

Interview with Noddy Holder in Germans newspaper taz

 

 

Read the whole interview under:

 

http://www.taz.de/index.php?id=start&art=2878&id=musik-artikel&cHash=374b76bc41 

 

 

 

Wolfgang Weber is talking about the meeting with Noddy Holder in June 2007 at Manchester for the interview :

 

"Ich traf mich mit Noddy Holder zwei Stunden lang in einem Hotel in Manchester. Wir sprachen sehr viel über die alten Zeiten von Slade, aber auch sehr ausführlich über seine derzeitigen Projekte. Noddy Holder war außerordentlich freundlich, charmant, witzig und manchmal sogar neugierig, denn er fragte mich immer wieder Sachen wie "Kennen Sie zufällig diese Fernsehserie?" oder ähnliches. Er schwärmte sehr für Deutschland, weil er dort "alles" kennen gelernt habe, was für einen 16-Jährigen damals wichtig gewesen sei. Was mir sehr gut gefiel: Noddy konnte auch zuhören und er sprach sehr freundlich über Dave und Don, es macht ihm offenbar wirklich nichts aus, dass sie immer noch als Slade auf Tournee sind. Er sieht die alten Kollegen nur noch selten, aber wenn er sie trifft, freut er sich. Noddy Holder ist meiner Meinung nach einer der ausgeglichensten und zufriedensten Menschen, die es auf dieser Welt gibt. Ein rundum glücklicher Mensch. Und ein sehr, sehr netter!"

 I had a meeting with Noddy Holder for 2 hours at a hotel in Manchester. We were talking  for a very long  time about the old times in Slade, but also very detailed about his  present projects. 
 
 Noddy Holder was extraordinary friendly, charming, funny and sometimes even curious, because he asked me over and over  about  things  like "Do you know by a chance this TV-show?" or similar  kind of things. 
 
 He had a chrush on Germany, because  there he came to know "all" what was important  at that time for a 16 years old boy. Noddy could very  well listen to me and he was talking very friendly about Dave and Don and  it's really not  a problem to him, that both  of them are still on tour as SLADE.  
 
He has  got meeting with the old colleagues very rarely, but when he  uses to meet  with them, it  is a pleasure for him. In my opinion Noddy Holder  is one of the  most balanced and satisfied people  whom you will find  in the world. An all around happy people.  
 
      And a very, very nice  fellow ! " 

@Wolfgang Weber

 

 

 

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Interview with Noddy Holder  Newspaper "DER SONNTAG" from  15.7.2007

Interview by Wolfgang Weber

Veröffentlichung hier:

 Mit freundlicher Genehmigung des SONNTAG, der Sonntagszeitung der Badischen Neuesten Nachrichten Karlsruhe.

 

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Translation from German to English 

Monika Kahle & Ilpo Bister

 

My zylinder is in a safe in a bank

 

They wore colorful rags and platformboots, but much more important as their shrill outfit was and it still is today their music: the group SLADE were in the 70ies one of the founders of the glamrock and they can take a look back to a longstanding set of hits, that can only be compared to The Beatles: between 1971 and 1976 band`s every single was in the Top 20, six of them on the top. Their success is not honoured only through their catchy "join the singing refrains, but also through interesting spelling style ("Coz I Luv You" , " Mama Weer All Crazee Now", " Cum On Feel The Noize" or "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me" for example).

The Christmas single "Merry Christmas Everybody" has since its release in 1973 come out regularly in the charts. "A good retire", as Noddy Holder (61) in a long talk at Manchester told to the SONNTAG.

Holder and bassist Jim Lea left the originally in 1966 as "The N`Betweens" founded group in 1991. Guitarist Dave Hill and drummer Don Powell are still touring with new musicians in the whole Europe as Slade and take care of maintaining good mood in the oldie festivals.

A short time ago all Slade vinyls were re-released. Most of them include never before published bonus tracks. Last year was published also an exquisite "Slade-box" with 4 CD`s and two weeks ago came out a double CD "B-sides" package.

Interview

Mr. Holder, in 1991 you left the band SLADE after 25 years. The royalties flow still plentifully, so that you don`t certainly need no more to work in your life. What are you doing nowadays ?

Holder: Oh, very different kind of art and games. I have my own BBC show at Radio 2, the biggest radio channel in the Great Britain. I do a lot of promotion. I do practically everyday other kind of things. But I love this. It is much more varied than those 25 years in Slade. There was always the same rhythm. Album, tour, album, tour. That`s great, but 25 years of that is enough.

 

You make also a good figure at the TV. Do you see yourself more as a musician or as an actor ?

Holder: Certainly as a musician. I`m not an actor ! At "The Grimleys", a comedy series, in which I played a teacher, this I have done only, because it was one of the funniest scripts that I have ever read. But being an actor isn`t anything that I would like to do as for a job.

 

Germany was always important for you. With your first band Steve Brett you played in Frankfurt and Cologne with the N`Betweens, the predecessor group of Slade, later in Kiel. Do you have a special relationship to Germany ? Holder: Oh yes ! Germany was the first country that I have visited outside of England. In 1964 we came to Frankfurt, we played from 9 o`clock in the evening till 4 o`clock in the morning, on Saturdays we started already at 2 o`clock in the afternoon.

It was sex, drugs and rock`n`roll. I was 16 or 17, it was my introduction in the world. It was simply just fantastic ! In the early 60`s people in Germany were much more openminded than in the conservative England. With the famous swinging sixties people connect London and the Beatles, but in Germany that all was happening already a couple of years earlier, in the late 50`ies and very early 60`ies.

 

Will Slade ever again play in the original line-up ?Holder: I think not ! Even though we in practise get an offer for a charity concert or for a "re-union" every year. But if you will make then a onetime charity show, then there will be soon record companies coming and wanting you to make a tour. And then comes the European tour. And then Japan and America. And suddenly you will be again busy for two years.

 

Your old band fellows Dave Hill and Don Powell are touring as always through the Europe and they are playing old Slade hits. Have you ever seen their concert ?Holder: No, I have never seen them. It would be very strange for me to go and see a group that is playing our old hits. Dave and Don wanted to go touring again and that`s okay. And when they wanted to make that under the name Slade, then it`s their decision.

 

What kind of feeling is it to be hearing the Christmas song "Merry X-mas" for over 30 years every year on the radio ?Holder: That makes me very proud. When I wrote that song 34 years ago, I didn`t think, that it would be so successful for such a long time. Many people tell me that they won`t believe that it`s Christmas until they have heard this song. It is after "White Christmas" the best known Christmas song of all the times.

 

You have got two grown-up daughters and a twelve-year-old son. Do your children use to listen to your old Slade vinyls ?Holder: Yes, above all my son Django loves Slade and rock music in general. And he is the only one at his class, who has even heard about the Beatles. Seriously !

Kids from today don`t know the Beatles any more ! It is unbelievable !

His teacher asked once in the schoolclass, who knows the Beatles and not anyone else besides him knew them ! Unbelievable !

 

Were your parents proud of you ?Holder: Oh yes, I think so. Even though my mother kept asking me even when I was already 50, when will I finally get a real job ! She didn`t realize how popular I was until I was a guest of honour in the big TV show "This is your life". She was impressed about me getting to know there her favourite moderator Michael Aspel, wo hosted the show. It wasn`t until a couple of years later when I was appointed a "Member of British Empire" by the Queen in Buckingham Palace that she took notice that I was really famous and I must have done something right in my life.

 

Where is your famous mirror zylinder ?Holder: It is safe in a safe in a bank. No-one will get it, not even any museum. It is far too valuable for me.

 

Do you still get much fan mails ?Holder: Yes, very much. A lot of people donŽt know exactly where they should send it. And so it happens over and over again that there are letters arriving to me with an address of mere "Noddy Holder, England".

 

Wolfgang Weber, der Sonntag 15.07.2007

 

Legendery rocker Noddy Holder on on how he wrote the greatest Christmas song ever

 

Early in 1973 Britain was lurching from crisis to crisis. Half the nation seemed to be on strike, inflation was soaring and, upstairs in his parents' house in the Black Country, Noddy Holder - the charismatic lead singer of the rock band Slade - was slaving over a new song.

Noddy had already co-written five No 1s with bandmate Jimmy Lea. But Slade were never the tax exile type.

And Noddy and Jimmy had been been out drinking that night with their bandmates Dave Hill and drummer Don Powell at a local pub, The Trumpeter in the town of Bilston, near Wolverhampton.

 

Read the whole story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-492883/Legendery-rocker-Noddy-Holder-on-wrote-greatest-Christmas-song-ever.html

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NODDY GETS HIS STAR

9th December 2007 at Birmingham

 

 

At YouTube

 

Noddy Holder being presented with his

star for Broad Street'sŽWalk of Stars` by the

Lrd. Mayor of Birmingham. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK_Fw5AyYq4

 

Thanks for the link to Rudolf

Schubert !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/images/2007/12/09/nti_noddy_12_203x152.jpg

 

10th December  at Express & Star :

 
 
http://www.expressandstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/wd2499214noddyboat-7-dw-09.thumbnail.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Noddy Holder was given an early Christmas present when his name was officially added to Birmingham’s
Broad Street Walk of Stars, to the cheers of thousands of fans.
 
Read the whole story under:
 
 
 
Noddy Holder joins Birmingham Walk of Stars
 
 
http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/icbirmingham/dec2007/8/9/C3555589-99E5-9C30-8A787AFE5BF30380.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foto: icBirmingham

MIDLAND rocker Noddy Holder became the latest famous name to be given a coveted place on Birmingham's Walk of Stars in a glittering Christmas lights show.

Read the whole story under:

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/news/tm_method=full%26objectid=20228984%26siteid=50002-name_page.html

 
 
 
bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/ :

Noddy gets his star

Thousands of people gathered at Brindleyplace in Birmingham city centre to watch Noddy Holder, floating on a narrowboat, being presented with his 'Walk of Stars' star.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/images/2007/12/09/nti_noddy_12_203x152.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Noddy gets his star

Read the whole story and listen:

Noddy Holder awarded star

 
 
Slade star Noddy's star unveiled
 
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44282000/jpg/_44282698_noddyholder203.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slade frontman Noddy Holder floated up a canal in
 
a glam rock-themed narrowboat before being inducted
into Birmingham's Walk of Fame.
Read the whole story under:

 

 

7th December

 

Noddy gets his star and ice!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/images/2007/12/06/final_use203_203x152.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days before getting his own star on the

Birmingham Walk of Fame,

Noddy Holder has been sculpted out of ice! Listen,

Noddy in ice                           

read and watch some pics!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2007/12/05/noddy_holder_star_feature.shtml

 

6th December

 

Noddy backing £50m lottery bid

 

http://www.expressandstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/wd2493145.thumbnail.jpg

 

Former Slade frontman Noddy Holder today threw his weight behind the Black Country’s bid for £50 million in lottery cash to turn the region into an urban park.

The flamboyant pop star pledged his support for the bid as it was announced he would be the third person to be honoured in the Midlands Walk of Stars at Brindleyplace in Birmingham.

Walsall-born Noddy, who now lives in Manchester, spoke of his affection for the region, and said it was important more was done to make people recognise the Midlands’ role in art and culture.

He said he was well aware of the lottery plans, which includes the creation of an underground tourist attraction in the limestone caverns at Dudley’s Wrens Nest nature reserve, improvements to the canals around Wolverhampton, and “green bridge” linking Walsall and West Bromwich town centres.

 

Please read the whole story under :

http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/12/06/noddy-backing-50m-lottery-bid/ 

Thanks very much to Rod and Wendy for this link !!!

K.O.R. Cool 

 

Click on this link

http://www.itvlocal.com/central/newsextra/?player=CEN_NewsExtra_26&void=126593

to play 'Noddy Holder honoured by Birmingham'.

THANKS again to Rod and Wendy !!!

 

Noddy’s flying Midlands flag

 

Rock legend Noddy Holder is set to be inducted into the Birmingham Broad Street Walk of Stars this weekend.

Video journalist Wendy Lloyd went along to meet Noddy ahead of Sunday’s ceremony.
Watch her video report:  

http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/12/06/noddys-flying-midlands-flag/

THANKS very much for this link to Rudolf Schubert !

K.O.R. Cool


 

Noddy Holder ready for Walk of Stars induction

 

 


 

By Phil Vinter, Birmingham Mail

IT must be CHRISTMAAAAAS!

Former Slade frontman Noddy Holder is the latest big name to be set in sparkling stone on Birmingham's illustrious Walk Of Stars.

The grandaddy of glam rock will join Black Sabbath hell-raiser Ozzy Osborne and comedian Jasper Carrot as being officially recognised on Broad Street. To celebrate his place, Noddy, aged 61 from Walsall, will arrive on a glam rock inspired barge as part of the canal boat light annual parade on Sunday.

Noddy said he might scream his "It's Christmaaas" catchphrase, from the 1970s hit Merry Xmas Everybody, at the elaborate event in which tens of thousands of revellers are expected to line the canal sides around Brindleyplace.

Read the whole story and watch the great video :

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/video/videos/tm_method=full%26objectid=20210657%26siteid=50002-name_page.html#story_continue

 

Noddy gets his star

Noddy Holder will be the third celebrity to get a star on the Birmingham Walk of Fame.

Listen to Noddy Holder speaking to BBC WM's Paul Franks:

 Noddy Holder MBE has accepted an invitation to be the next star inducted onto the Walk of Stars, Broad Street.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 9th December 2007 from 5pm during the Broad Street Christmas Canal Boat Parade, from Brindleyplace to The Mailbox.

Noddy said "It's a great honour to be joining Ozzy and Jasper. I'm looking forward to it, especially as it's Christmas."

 And he is full of praise for the Walk of Stars as a celebration of the Midlands contribution to entertainment:

"Birmingham is so underrated, but this raises the profile of Birmingham, shows how it is forward thinking. It has always been stuffed full of talent, not just from the music business."

 

 

Slade's Noddy to get star award
 
Noddy Holder
Noddy Holder will be officially awarded the star on Sunday night
Glam rock star Noddy Holder is to become the next West Midlands celebrity to be honoured on Birmingham's Hollywood-style Walk of Stars.

The Walsall-born lead singer of Slade, famed for the hit Merry Xmas Everybody, will receive the star-spangled stone at a ceremony at the weekend.

Jasper Carrott and Ozzy Osbourne have already been honoured in stars on the city's Broad Street.

Holder said he was "really chuffed" to be chosen for the award. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44282000/jpg/_44282696_noddystar203.jpg

Read more under: http://news.bbc.co.uk:80/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7129726.stm

   Thanks a lot to Rudolf Schubert for the links !!!4th November

NODDY HOLDER TO BE THE NEXT STAR ON BROAD STREET

We are pleased to announce that Noddy Holder MBE has accepted an invitation to be the next star inducted onto the Walk of Stars. Noddy's day will take place on Sunday 9th December 2007 at 5pm and will take place on the Broad Street Christmas Canal Boat Parade, from Brindleyplace to The Mailbox, when over 20 spectacularly lit canal boats will float through the area. Noddy will arrive on a Christmas canal boat with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

http://www.walkofstars.co.uk/

Thanks for sending this link to Rudolf Schubert !

 

2nd November 

Noddy to get a Broad Street star

 

By Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail

 

 

SLADE legend Noddy Holder will float into Birmingham on a glam rock barge when he becomes the next celebrity member of the city's Walk of Stars.

And he will be screaming "It's Christmas" as he arrives in Brindleyplace for the festive spectacular on Sunday, December 9.

Popular Noddy is the third entertainer to get a Hollywood-style tribute on Broad Street, following in the footsteps of Ozzy Osbourne and Jasper Carrott.

And the 61-year-old Slade frontman today revealled he is "chuffed" at getting his own star.

Read the whole story under:

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/news/blackcountry/tm_method=full%26objectid=20038361%26siteid=50002-name_page.html#story_continue


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lf Schubert !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/images/2007/12/09/nti_noddy_12_203x152.jpg

 

10th December  at Express & Star :

 
http://www.expressandstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/wd2499214noddyboat-7-dw-09.thumbnail.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Noddy Holder was given an early Christmas present when his name was officially added to Birmingham’s
Broad Street Walk of Stars, to the cheers of thousands of fans.
 
Read the whole story under:
 
 
 
Noddy Holder joins Birmingham Walk of Stars
 
 
http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/icbirmingham/dec2007/8/9/C3555589-99E5-9C30-8A787AFE5BF30380.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foto: icBirmingham

MIDLAND rocker Noddy Holder became the latest famous name to be given a coveted place on Birmingham's Walk of Stars in a glittering Christmas lights show.

Read the whole story under:

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/news/tm_method=full%26objectid=20228984%26siteid=50002-name_page.html

 
 
 
bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/ :

Noddy gets his star

Thousands of people gathered at Brindleyplace in Birmingham city centre to watch Noddy Holder, floating on a narrowboat, being presented with his 'Walk of Stars' star.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/images/2007/12/09/nti_noddy_12_203x152.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Noddy gets his star

Read the whole story and listen:

Noddy Holder awarded star

 
 
Slade star Noddy's star unveiled
 
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44282000/jpg/_44282698_noddyholder203.jpg
 
 
Slade frontman Noddy Holder floated up a canal in
 a glam rock-themed narrowboat before being inducted
into Birmingham's Walk of Fame.
Read the whole story under:
 
 
 
 
 

 

7th December

Noddy gets his star and ice!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/images/2007/12/06/final_use203_203x152.jpg

 

Days before getting his own star on the

Birmingham Walk of Fame,

Noddy Holder has been sculpted out of ice! Listen,

Noddy in ice                                               read and watch some pics!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2007/12/05/noddy_holder_star_feature.shtml

 

6th December

Noddy backing £50m lottery bid

http://www.expressandstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/wd2493145.thumbnail.jpg

Former Slade frontman Noddy Holder today threw his weight behind the Black Country’s bid for £50 million in lottery cash to turn the region into an urban park.

The flamboyant pop star pledged his support for the bid as it was announced he would be the third person to be honoured in the Midlands Walk of Stars at Brindleyplace in Birmingham.

Walsall-born Noddy, who now lives in Manchester, spoke of his affection for the region, and said it was important more was done to make people recognise the Midlands’ role in art and culture.

He said he was well aware of the lottery plans, which includes the creation of an underground tourist attraction in the limestone caverns at Dudley’s Wrens Nest nature reserve, improvements to the canals around Wolverhampton, and “green bridge” linking Walsall and West Bromwich town centres.

Please read the whole story under :

http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/12/06/noddy-backing-50m-lottery-bid/ 

Thanks very much to Rod and Wendy for this link !!!

K.O.R. Cool 

 

Click on this link

http://www.itvlocal.com/central/newsextra/?player=CEN_NewsExtra_26&void=126593

to play 'Noddy Holder honoured by Birmingham'.

THANKS again to Rod and Wendy !!!

 

Noddy’s flying Midlands flag

Rock legend Noddy Holder is set to be inducted into the Birmingham Broad Street Walk of Stars this weekend.

Video journalist Wendy Lloyd went along to meet Noddy ahead of Sunday’s ceremony.
Watch her video report:  

http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/12/06/noddys-flying-midlands-flag/

THANKS very much for this link to Rudolf Schubert !

K.O.R. Cool


 

Noddy Holder ready for Walk of Stars induction

Dec 6 2007

By Phil Vinter, Birmingham Mail

IT must be CHRISTMAAAAAS!

Former Slade frontman Noddy Holder is the latest big name to be set in sparkling stone on Birmingham's illustrious Walk Of Stars.

The grandaddy of glam rock will join Black Sabbath hell-raiser Ozzy Osborne and comedian Jasper Carrot as being officially recognised on Broad Street. To celebrate his place, Noddy, aged 61 from Walsall, will arrive on a glam rock inspired barge as part of the canal boat light annual parade on Sunday.

Noddy said he might scream his "It's Christmaaas" catchphrase, from the 1970s hit Merry Xmas Everybody, at the elaborate event in which tens of thousands of revellers are expected to line the canal sides around Brindleyplace.

Read the whole story and watch the great video :

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/video/videos/tm_method=full%26objectid=20210657%26siteid=50002-name_page.html#story_continue

 

Noddy gets his star

Noddy Holder will be the third celebrity to get a star on the Birmingham Walk of Fame.

Listen to Noddy Holder speaking to BBC WM's Paul Franks: