Kid Creole (August Darnell)

Achieved fame in the 1980s as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and had a succession of hits in the United States. They were also quite popular in the UK. Still going strong today.

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Reply posted by Mark Lee
I am not sure if it was just an urban myth but it went round in the late 80's that he lived behind the Urmston Hotel Pub and drove a VW Karmann Ghia
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Reply posted by TIM BOB
HE DID WILF GOT HIS AUTOGRAFH WHILE HE WAS DECORATING FOR HIS X WIFE [WHO USED TO GO OUT WITH MIKE SMITHIES
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Reply posted by Danny
Indeed. In actual fact, it was his ex-wife who actually lived in Urmston with their two children (both boys). I had the honour of accompanying their babysitter on a trip to the chassen steam fair in about 1995 while the two boys were still quite young. A great day was had by all.
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Reply posted by Sharon
Kid Creole was married to our School Secretray's Daughter. I went to Urmston Grammar for Girls and he came to a christmas concert and sat in the balcony.
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Reply posted by Chris
August's ex lived (until recently) lived in the Gorsey Brow cottages on Humphrey Lane with her children. She had a room there dedicated to August's hats!
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Reply posted by Emma
August Darnell was only married once, and that was to former co-founder and mama coconut herself.
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Reply posted by James
His son Ashley used to go to Urmston Grammar School until a couple of years ago when he left to go to North Cestrian.
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Reply posted by Becky Brame
I got a picture of Kid Creole signed because his son Dario went to my school Urmston Juniors 4 years ago. I've not spoke to him since because he went to a different school to us. If you read this Daz Hiya!!
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Reply posted by Grace Hessing
I too attended Urmston Grammar school while his son Ashley was there. Ashley and Dario's mum, Caroline lived in Gorsey Brow with the two boys and I saw August's huge car blocking half the street several times. Caroline was a friend of my neighbour and the children were often heard visiting. As far as i know she and the children have moved to France.
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Reply posted by urmston lad
I used to live round the corner from him. he lives near bradfield road. And my mate knows his son Dario
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Reply posted by The Sons =)
Hi! its Ashley and Dario, his sons, living in Sale, not France! Sadly, there was no room of hats. lol. Missing Urmston inc. Steph, who i love, loads. Daz says hi to Becky, and yeah, wow! Didnt know this place existed. Going to Dublin on Thursday to see dad, ill tell him about this place, he'll be luvin it! peace Ash n Daz xxx
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Reply posted by Emma
he is so great, i love his music i always have and always will , i met his son dario he is so good looking
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Reply posted by Lorraine Cruickshank
I can remember seeing him in the playground about 4/5 yrs ago at Urmston Junior School on a regular basis
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Reply posted by Dave Allen
I first met Caroline many years ago in 'The Sands ' nightclub in Stretford. Then about 20 years later when she was working in Debenhams! We went out a couple of times, then she 'saw the light'. Told me of her rock star lifestyle. A truly lovely girl with 2 great kids.
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Reply posted by Lynn & Debs
What is this rock n roll lifestyle Caroline is supposed to have lead. We've known Caroline since we were 11 years old at Flixton Girls, still go out all the time and she kept that quiet from us!!!! Is there something you should be telling Auntie Lynn Caroline?
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Reply posted by Betty
Say hi to hayley and the kids
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Reply posted by Don
I used to work behind the bar in the Garrick's Head pub in the 80s and saw who I thought was Kid Creole in there a few times but always thought it was a look a like! Obviously it was the Kid himself!
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