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Tonight, Matthew, Billy Whitehurst is Roy Orbison

Hull City’s undisputed number one folk hero Billy Whitehurst is captured here singing Roy Orbison’s Penny Arcade.

It seems to be raw footage from a documentary titled Big Bad Billy, though I’m not sure if it’s been screened already or if it’s upcoming.

A few years ago I was in touch with someone who was writing a biography of Billy, which hasn’t seen the light of day, and I heard a TV crew were hoping to make a documentary about it, so it could be connected to these projects.

I will endeavour to try and find some more details for you.

Anyway, on with the music. The publisher has prevented anyone from embedding the video on other sites, so you’ll have to click on this YouTube here to watch Billy’s karaoke.

Musical verdict? He has a better voice than Phil Brown, that’s for sure, though some of the high notes seem a bit painful.

Spotted something good on YouTube? Let us know.


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What’s Billy Whitehurst up to nowadays?

Well, you can find out on his website here. Though we can’t guarantee it’s not an imposter.

But seriously – what is the greatest man ever to wear a Hull City shirt doing nowadays?

Last I heard – a few years ago – the news was mixed. He’d left the Sheffield pub he was working at but he was writing his autobiography and there was talk of a TV documentary. Then all has gone cold.

Any clues? His story must be told.

For anyone who uses Facebook, there’s a Billy Whitehurst appreciation page with 189 members (including Don Robinson’s son) and lots of anecdotes from his time.

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Billy Whitehurst t-shirt anyone?

No money is changing hands for this plug – it’s just a quite a good product.

A website called Cult Zeros sells t-shirts bearing the visage of, among others, Rambo Billy, Keith Edwards, Dean Windass and Ken Wagstaff. In recent days they’ve added Geovanni and Marlon King too.

Here’s a link.

Check out Dean Marney’s pebbledashed acne on his t-shirt, though.

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