QUOTE (Gallusbisom @ 8th Aug 2007, 05:54pm)
I don't think Benny is a new topic but I couldn't locate it. Today is the day Benny passed away in 1946, sad to say at the young age of 33. His personal trials and troubles are a matter of record but he was one HECK of a boxer.
I had the displeasure
of working with a guy, Bobby Little, who claimed to be Benny Lynch's son; in Sweden 1984/85.
He hated Benny Lynch with a venom and when he had a drink in him, which was every night, he was absolutely unbearable to listen to; and we were seasoned contractors.
He Blamed Benny for destroying his (Bobby's) life and that of his mother who either went to Canada or was left there by Benny, I can't remember the details; although they were oft enough repeated. Bobby had to stay in my apartment for a short while before being secreted out of Sweden before certain criminal charges could be made against him . I moved out to stay with another mate for the duration after the first night. Couldn't hear his s**t any more than one night.
I believed his claim tho' for no one could have so much fictive hate.
I loved listening to my dad tell me about the Great Benny Lynch. Walk a mile in a man's shoes before criticising was one of my dad's favourite sayings. I guess that applied to Benny too.
Anyone cast any light on B. Little?
Wait a minute ... I've got my eye on a burd.
... Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend ...