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Tommy Cannon (Thomas Derbyshire)

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Biography

Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Robert Harper (Bobby Ball) and Thomas Derbyshire (Tommy Cannon) were both born in Oldham. They met in the early 1960s while working as welders in the same factory.

Becoming friends, they formed a club act known as Bobby and Stevie Rhythm, which became the Sherrell Brothers then The Harper Brothers. Initially they were a vocal duo, but over time started to introduce more comedy into their act. They turned professional in the late 1960s, and eventually changed their name to Cannon and Ball.

Their first TV appearance was on Opportunity Knocks in 1968, where they came last. Read more...

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Legends 2006

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That's Entertainment 2003

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The Very Famous Paul Ross Show 1996

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It's a Boy! 2005

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Parkinson 1971

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Last of the Summer Wine 1973

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