Appeal to get Halesowen-born comedian recognised

Black Country Radio are launching an appeal to get Halesowen-born comedian, Tommy Mundon, a blue plaque in Halesowen.

Mundon, who live in Halesowen all of his life, was a born showman, comedian, singer and performer. Described as the 'King of Black Country Comedy’, he died in 2014, following a battle against Parkinson's disease, after entertaining the Black Country for decades with his tall tales and countless jokes.

Black Country Radio want to recognise his legacy and the achievements of the man who could “mek yo loff at the drop of a hat” and are looking to get a blue plaque installed on Dancers in Peckingham Street in his honour.

Mundon’s popularity took off in the early 1970s when he joined the 'Black Country Night Out' show, performing with popular Black Country comics Dolly Allen and Doug Parker. He was better known as part of the MWM light entertainment troupe, which saw him team up with Opportunity Knocks winners, Tony And Keith West, and singer Linda Marsh.

A close friend of Ken Dodd and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Mundon performed until 2012, when he was forced to end his show business career. Black Country Radio presenter, Dan Richards, who was born in Halesowen said:

"Tommy Mundon was one of the Black Country’s much loved sons. We want to place a blue plaque in Halesowen and remind everyone what an amazing ambassador for the region he was.

"We’re appealing to local people who knew him, or saw him perform, for any memories to commemorate his achievements to help us achieve this vision.”

If you have any memories of Tommy Mundon, as a man, as a comedian or as a friend, you can share them on our Facebook page, or by tweeting us. Dan added:

"If this is a cause the Black Country want to support, we'd love to extend the idea and get plaques placed for other people who made a similar contribution to the Black Country."


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