Blogs in January 1970

A Piano in the Pyrenees 1st January 1970

The French Pyrenees become Hawks’ new new home and as he tries to settle in, he recounts many of his adventures with the native folk, the struggles trying to get things done – all with insight and humour.

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Round Ireland with a Fridge 1st January 1970

On his only prior visit to Ireland, songwriter/comic Tony Hawks had seen a man hitchhiking with a refrigerator. For years, he was wont to tell the tale during late-night drinking matches, and after one particularly heavy-duty night of partying,...

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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis 1st January 1970

A bet is placed and Hawks travels to Moldova where he attempts to beat each member of the national football first team at tennis. This is a wry, funny and sometimes poignant experience of Moldovans, as they grapple with...

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