Author Biography

Bill Howard Biography


Born 1942, Edgware, North London, England.
Father: Welsh, policeman (Scotland Yard detective) deceased.
Mother: Londoner, (housewife) deceased.
Sister: Born June 1944.
Raised: North London (Hendon, Edgware and Colindale).
Education: Kindergarten age 3 to 7; Bell Lane Primary, Hendon age 7 to 9; Camrose Primary, Edgware age 9 to 11; Harrow County Grammar, Harrow age 11 to 17. Took up interests in psychoanalysis and hypnotherapy in teens and still pursues today.
Career and Family
1959 Age 17, started work as trainee sales manager with distribution company in Baker Street, London. Also played jazz trombone with semi-pro bands during teens, turning pro on 19th birthday with an established traditional jazz outfit based in Bournemouth on U.K. South Coast. Returned to London after 9 months, switched to trumpet and worked with jazz and dance combos throughout Europe and on passenger ships to Europe, Africa and North America for next two years. Became featured broadcaster on BBC radio with own quintet.
1964 Age 22, realised ambition of becoming solo entertainer as trumpet/guitar/vocals cabaret act. Secured a booking in Manchester, then England's clubland capital, for a 'trial weekend' and ended up staying a year. Added comedy impressions throughout the 1960s, establishing himself as aleading musical comedy entertainer on UK night club, theatre, conference and private function circuits.
1975 Married Scottish singer Eileen Cameron. In same year had solo Hit Record 'King Of The Cops' (comedy impressions single of US TV Cops Kojak, Columbo, McCloud, Cannon, Ironside et al) which reached No. 4 and stayed in UK Top 20 for 3 months (see: Headlined throughout UK, Africa and Far East in hotels, nite clubs, theatres and top cabaret venues for next 5 years.
1980 After several miscarriages, pregnant wife advised to remain in bed to ensure completion to full term. Bill quit international show business for UK sales and marketing position and to concentrate on psychology research. Daughter Annabel born same year. Bill continued in direct sales throughout the eighties, gradually expanding role to sales manager, trainer / motivator for various direct sales companies: storm and PVC windows, kitchens, bathrooms, showers, insurance etc.
1985 Started own domestic heating sales business which he grew to £½ million annual turnover within 2 years.
1989 Recession hit and after 3 years struggling to sustain it, finally wound up business in 1992.
1992 Intensified psychology research programme concentrating on analysis of American relationships.
1996 Bill commenced writing, editing and producing 'Letter To America', his thesis concerning a 'collective emotional dosorder' he claims exists within America. He focuses on a 'deep-rooted inter-gender imbalance' (which he calls 'The American Neurosis'), a condition he also believes he is uniquely qualified to painlessly and permanently expunge from the collective American psyche