My father is 80 today. Here is a lovely photo of the pair of us, taken some years ago. Dad is best known for his animation but what is perhaps less well known are his many musical accomplishments - he plays cornet at a professional level and his band Dix Six played regular gigs in London for decades, and produced several CDs.
In fact he still plays regularly - he has a gig in Cardiff coming up soon.
So put a Bix Beiderbecke record on your turntable and wish my father a very happy 80th birthday.
Happy Birthday Dad!