At 58 years old, Ivor Novello has this physical status:
Dating / Affair
Madness perform exhilarating homecoming show at Camden's KOKO to promote new album as frontman Suggs delivers the perfect response to heckler in the crowd
www.dailymail.co.uk, October 19, 2023
Madness put on an electric performance at Camden's KOKO on Wednesday night to promote their new album, Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C'est La Vie. Having not played at the venue since Madness were known as The Invaders and KOKO was The Music Machine, the performance allowed just 1,400 fans the opportunity to catch them playing songs from the new album, along with some familiar favourites for the very first time. While fans were loving the new material, one heckler couldn't wait to hear some of their old material and started calling out the names of his favourite songs.
www.dailymail.co.uk, October 16, 2023
Two siblings who formed a pop band in the 90s look unrecognisable in new social media images - 27 years after their album stormed into the charts. They famously had hits such as I Am, I Feel and Indestructible and while one was famously a redhead and the other a blonde, they look rather similar now they have matching hair colours. That's right, they are Shelly, 51, and Karen Poole, 52, who formed 90s band, Alisha's Attic.
Prison chiefs axe gay opera telling imagined love story of Ivor Novello and 'Mad' Frankie Fraser at Wormwood Scrubs with less than a week's notice
www.dailymail.co.uk, September 4, 2023
The production of 1944: Home Fires was set to go ahead at London's Wormwood Scrubs prison (pictured right) but was axed with just four days' notice, leaving furious organisers 'devastated'. In a post on Instagram (left), the show's producer claimed the decision to pull the plug on the opera - which had been in the works for two months - was because Prison Service bosses feared it could lead to negative press coverage. The opera, which is now scheduled to take place elsewhere in London later this week, is based on the time that singer, actor and composer Ivor Novello (inset top right) spent in prison in 1944. Novello, who was one of the most popular entertainers in the first half of the 20th century, was gay and jailed for misuse of petrol coupons. Produced by Homo Promos, the stage show envisages Novello sharing a cell with violent gangster Fraser (inset bottom right), who spent 42 years behind bars for crimes including bank robbery. He is said to have been in Wormwood Scrubs at the same time as Novello.