Conway, Russ

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Russ Conway
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Name
Conway, Russ Gender: M
Trevor Standford
born on 2 September 1925 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Bristol, England, 51n27, 2w35
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°54' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°25 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 19°38'



Biography

British pianist and songwriter who had many hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as one of the most popular pianists of the UK. His jangly and exuberant playing was unmistakable and some of his early records, such as "Side Saddle" and "Roulette" were great hits.

Conway had a long career though his private life was often disturbed by health concerns. He suffered a nervous breakdown in 1965 and a stroke prevented him from performing 1968-1971. In 1971 Conway was battling a problem with alcoholism and close to bankruptcy, he started a battle with cancer in 1989 and was in remission in 1994; in March 1995, he almost lost his thumb in an accident. He recorded and toured again. On November 4, 2000 he was found unconscious and admitted to Eastbourne District Hospital near his home in Eastbourne, England. He died on November 16, 2000 from a recurrence of stomach cancer which had spread to his brain.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Disease 16 November 2000 (Age 75, cancer)
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  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1965 (Nervous breakdown)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1968 (Stroke)
  • Health : Finally healed 1971 (Recovered from stroke)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1989 (Cancer)
  • Health : End remission 1994 (Clear of cancer)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) March 1995 (Almost lost his thumb)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes him to the Data Section, 1988

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Four year recovery)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Five years, remission)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Almost lost his thumb)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Close to bankruptcy)

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