Super trooper

Aug 2018 Super trooper

JESS CONRAD was born on February 24, 1936. That makes him 83 next birthday and he is still willing to perform. He was one of the first to congratulate Sir Cliff Richard, who Jess has known from the early days, after the recent court case victory.

Jess’s long career started when he was a repertory actor and film extra. He was in the television play Bye, Bye Barney as a pop singer, and was spotted by Jack Good who included him in his TV series Oh, Boy. Then he signed to Decca Records and had several chart hits, including Cherry Pie, This Pullover, Mystery Girl and Pretty Jenny. He also recorded for Columbia, Pye President and EMI.

Between the late 1950s and mid-1960s, he appeared in a number of films such as Serious Charge (uncredited), The Boys, Rag Doll, (filmed in 1960, and released in 1961); K.I.L. 1, and Konga, as well as Michael Powell’s The Queen’s Guards. Jess played Danny Pace in an episode of The Human Jungle called ‘The Flip Side Man’ in 1963.

During the 1970s he spent some time in the stage shows Godspell and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Jess appeared in ITV’s ‘Last Laugh in Vegas’ recently, but he is on stage on Saturday, August 18, at Moods Santa Ponsa, Mallorca Spain, and on Wednesday, September 19, at Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Essex, with Bobby Davro.

Then on Saturday, November 3, he’s at Lakeside, Frimley Green Surrey, and he’s on TV on Christmas Eve in ‘When Christmas Goes Horribly Wrong’.

You can’t keep a good trouper down – certainly not Jess.