Billy Connolly Overview

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Born: November 24, 1942

Born in Glasgow, Billy Connolly left school early to become a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, then went on to serve in the parachute regiment of the Territorial Army. Billy began his showbiz career as a musician, playing banjo as one half of the Humblebums, a duo with Gerry Rafferty. His first solo concert in 1971 led to The Great Northern Welly Boot Show, a mix of music and talk that won considerable acclaim. He went on to release a double album and a #1 hit single, "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." However,... See All


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