Bob Potter

Anyone who has read my book ‘The Great White Hope’ will recognise the name of Bob Potter. He was my Manager and Agent way back in the late 50s early 60s when I was -‘going to be’- the next Rock’n’Roll star. He went on to become a top show business entrepreneur. His Lakeside club in Frimley Green Surrey, became the biggest and best entertainment venue in Great Britain. I appeared there a few times.
Alas he has passed away at the age of ninety four. I felt honoured and overawed to be a speaker at his funeral, along with Rick Wakeman, Jim Davidson and Lyn Paul of the New Seekers.
The funeral was held at the Lakeside Club and the show went on till the end, with the coffin on stage for all to pay their last respects.
He loved what we do, and told me he smiled when he saw any of us on stage next to the winner!