"Don's lyrics were brilliant, he has the knack of capturing characters in his words so vividly."
Don loved ‘Billy’. ‘The story propels you, there’s so much feeling in it. You can relate to it on every level. And all it boils down to is, will the poor bugger make that train to London or not?’ Don, as the boy from Hackney who wanted to go to broadway, knew that feeling. But, he insists, so do we all. ‘Whatever we all want to do, you have to make that leap…’ Starring the talented Michael Crawford, Billy was a huge success, running for 904 performances – almost three years.