They say that before we are born we choose our parents. I think I would most certainly have selected mine.
Being a 'post war' baby, most of my friends led ordinary lives whereas my sister and I were priviledged to have an unusual childhood, growing up with musicians and pop stars.
My father, (Reg Calvert) and I were very close. He encouraged me to do anything - be anything (much against my mother's wishes). The shock of his murder and his killer walking free had a lasting impact on not just our family but many people who knew and loved him.
I married, settled down and did the normal things like having two children. I also started my own business, became an artist and writer and recently composed my own music to go with the play 'School of Rock & Roll.'
Maybe the biggest impact on me was learning at eighteen, that life is fragile. You or a loved one can walk out of your door one day and not return.
I hate to waste time and try to cram in as much as I possibly can.
The lesson my father taught me was
'there is no such word as 'can't'.