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Liverpool Weekend (Day Two) – Museum of Liverpool – Ken Dodd Costume


The Museum of Liverpool rather likes exhibitions on Sir Ken Dodd (1927-2018) and they’ve currently got one on (although we didn’t have time to visit that one) remembering the local comedian from Knotty Ash. This rather colourful harlequin suit was worn by Dodd during the 1970s, including on the Ken Dodd Laughter Show in 1979. Fittingly, his last performance was in Liverpool, at the Echo Arena Auditorium (now the M&S Bank Arena in what feels a rather odd piece of branding, but there we go) on 28 December 2017. He certainly brought the Knotty Ash area of Liverpool into the public awareness over several decades.

As a separate thought, I think my friend Gordon would feel comfortable in such an outfit, he’s very flamboyant. Perhaps he’ll do a special fashion show for this blog, but hopefully it won’t be like the Inbetweeners one.